Something as horrific and as evil was probably the last thing anyone would ever imagine when the attacks that changed life in the United States took place on September 11, 2001. The shards, smoke and bodies have long been cleared and oak trees and sparkling waterfalls are now seen at the site of the former World Trade Center, the memorial that honors the almost 3,000 people killed in one of the most terrible terrorisms committed. A decade after the painful and tragic blow to the world’s most powerful country, is America safer now?
America’s first black president Barrack Obama, on his visit to the sites in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania, said the country took a painful blow but it kept the faith and had emerged stronger. While there are many current issues the U.S. is facing such as the upcoming presidential elections amidst a weak economy, most local politicians believe America is safer. The 9/11 tragedy may have distracted the country but it drove home a point that conflict, aggression and hostility can take place even in the U.S. and so improvements in security have been made and continue to develop. It may have required for such an act to happen but perhaps, it was what’s needed to make sure America is able to find ways to keep its citizens safer.