After all this time too many Americans are still frightened by terrorists and the probability of another major attack. Too many Americans still want to fight the War on Terror as if 9/11 happened yesterday.
We have given Presidents much power, more than they should possess, but one aspect of power that could be very useful is if the nect President could help Americans move on with 9/11 -- not forget it and those who died, but to honor those who died by being courageous and fighting for our liberty at home against an encroaching, powerful State and a military/industrial complex that is out of control with cronyistic corruption.
One day there will be an accounting of the last ten years from a completely sober, objective perspective, and the American people will look foolish as it's realized that those in power have used 9/11 for purposes of personal gain. The remianing terrorists are not the threat they are made out to be -- they are nothing but fanatics bent on violence. After our excellent military's last response the terrorists have no intentions of inviting a greater response. They will hit us when we stay unprotected in their backyards, but if we bring the troops home, they will not follow. They depend on our fear and need for security. We have to move past the fear and politely tell our government that enough has been done overseas -- now defend the homeland and give our liberties back.