There are many varying views on the war since its origin. While the events of 9/11 in 2001 connected deeply and resonated in the hearts of Americans, the war in Afghanistan may seem farther away for those who do not have a loved one serving in the military.
It is easy to jump to conclusions or feel confused from the differing reports concerning the war. Some reports don’t seem to match up, and one starts to wonder what is truth and what is merely rumor.
Obviously the government administration has the final and last say concerning the war and all that it entails. It is essential for Americans though to form proper opinions and gain what knowledge they can about the real circumstances of the war.
First off, if you want to have a better understanding of the war and its impact on America, Afghanistan and the rest of the world, it is crucial to know a little of this country’s history. Take out a map, do a little research on line, check out a book from the library. This way when names, dates, and places pop up on the latest news press, you’ll be able to fully comprehend what the news means.
Next keep an open mind to various views. Americans, like all people, take for granted their surroundings and every-day life things. It is easy to take for granted that other places are the same or at least similar. The truth is that various geographical regions, differing cultures and customs, and daily lifestyles hugely contrast, almost to the point of incomprehension. As Americans are used to relative peace, freedom, and safety, it may be difficult to image life in a country that is not peaceful, where rights are not guarantee, and where citizens fear for their lives at times.
Take time to educate yourself before drawing strong conclusions about the war.