Jack Bauer: A Perfect Post 9/11 Hero

In the weeks and months following the 9/11 attacks, it became fashionable to say that America had changed and that we'd never be the same. In the grossest sense, this idea manifests itself in the realization (by most of us) that we are at war and that this conflict is unlike any other in which America has ever been involved. And what makes this war so different from others in our history is the nature of our enemy and their fanatical desire to kill as many of us as their evil designs will allow. Our homeland is under attack and given the destructive power of our enemies wish list of weapons, it becomes absolutely essential that they be thwarted in their plans to attack us lest their success be the ruin of us all. The stakes just can't get any higher. Win or perish are the stark choices facing all of us in the War on Terror. And as Samuel Johnson once said 'When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.' Those words could be emblazoned...(Read Full Article)