Everyone talks about the 9/11 attacks and its relation to Muslims, the Taliban, Afghans, Al Qaeda and many other religions and organizations. But another important nation that has been deeply affected by this attack is America itself. Many families lost their loved ones in these brutal attacks. No one wants to think about their loved ones dying such a painful and disastrous death. Losing someone is always painful, but losing them in such an unforgettable way causes an extreme amount of pain.
No matter what America’s government has done so far in retaliation of the 9/11 attacks, the people of America have their own personal views the incident. Different people view it through different eyes, and it is important to value their views as they are direct sufferers of the attacks.
The views of American people can be viewed in different contexts. We will try to keep them under consideration to some extent. Different polls have been conducted in America after the attacks in 2001 about the opinion of Americans on this event. One poll conducted some months after the attacks showed how Americans viewed Muslims. At that time, most of the people had a good opinion about Muslims. With the passage of time, the favorable opinion about Muslims was lessened and the unfavorable grew. Many people think that the American economy has suffered severely because of the War on Terror. People think that the American government could have invested this money into the well-being their own people as rate of poverty, crimes and unemployment is increasing in America. The people need a lot of attention of their government for their betterment, but the government is pointing all of its attention toward the war. While some people would rather the government focused more on the American people than the war, others feel the retaliation was necessary to secure the country.
Some of the American citizens also believe that over these 11 years of war, America has lost its power and position all over the world. America has risked its own status, both politically and economically, by investing so much time and money in the war. The President of America has decided to end this war by 2014 under his exit strategy. It will be interesting to see the American views on the war and the Muslim people once the war has ended.