As I watch in amazement of how the "authorities" are trying to scare the crap out of everyone about the possibility of a terrorist attack I have come to the conclusion that Osama accomplished what he set out to do. He wanted to destroy the US and he has pretty much accomplished that goal. More than killing 3000 people he set in motion a culture in the US that has led to a near bankrupting of the country mostly due to fighting two useless wars that cost billions and were never paid for. This has led to high unemployment which is eating at the fabric of our society. We are no longer an economic super power and that is exactly what Osama wanted. In the wake of the 2001 attacks we had the government suspending basic civil liberties that were the basis of our democratic society. It has led to politicians using fear to validate their existence. Nothing will come of this terror alert today. I am more at risk of being killed by a crazed gunman that has easy access to a weapon because of the crazy gun laws in the USA. And if you want to see real terrorists in action tune into C-Span and watch the Republicans in Congress. Yup, Osama really did win!