“They wanted to upset our way of life, and they did!”
Absolutely correct. bin Ladin’s main focus was to bankrupt the country and change our way of life, and Dubya played right into his hands. We spent trillions trying to kill an idea with a gun, with more going down the sewer-hole every day. We have recruited a whole new generation of haters of our occupation. And Mr. “They hate our freedoms” went on to take away habeus corpus from our constitution. Not to mention TSA, DHS, warrantless wiretaps, etc., and the loss of freedoms and the costs involved with them.