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How has the world changed since September 11th?

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How has the world changed since September 11th? It was a sunny autumn evening when I returned home from, what seemed, another normal day of school. As usual, no one was home and I dumped my bags in the hall and went and turned on the television, whilst making a cup of tea. I glanced at the T.V and noticed that, strangely, the news was on. I absent -mindedly stirred my tea and went to see what was going on. At first all I saw was a cloud of smoke and, as the volume was low I grabbed the remote control and turned the T.V up. As I listened, I was horrified to hear the story of September 11th. At first I could not believe it, it was almost impossible. It seemed as if it was the first mention of an Armageddon situation-thousands of lives lost to the mercy of a few evil minds. ...read more.

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In some ways I feel 9/11 has benefited the American public and mainly George Bush. It has given them all something to relate to, something to bring them all together. There is a larger sense of togetherness. Bush, personally, has largely benefited from 9/11. It has made him a very strong leader, and I feel the American public definitely needed a strong leader to help bring them through what they had all experienced. A huge majority feel that Bush handled September 11th very well. 9/11 has also made all Americans a lot more alert. They are probably more suspicious; thinking any group of Arabs huddled on a street corner could be plotting something. This could also lead to racism and Americans, as well as western Europeans, branding all people from the Middle East as terrorists. Many, naturally, are also scared of flying in an aircraft again . ...read more.

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Although I have to say that on the anniversary of 9/11, I was moved by a documentary that was on television, and felt a slight hatred towards the people who organised it. I would guess that the hate I felt was only a minute percentage of what people who lost loved ones in the attacks felt. America will never forget 9/11; it will always be remembered as a black spot in their lucrative and glorious history as a nation. George Bush backed this up when he gave a speech to Americans on the 1st anniversary of September 11th: In time, perhaps we will mark the memory of September 11th in stone and metal, something we can show children as yet unborn to help them understand what happened on this minute and on this day. But for those of us who lived through these events, the only marker we'll ever need is the tick of a clock at the forty-sixth minute of the eighth hour of the eleventh day. George W. Bush, President of The United States of America ...read more.

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