We hear that this country was attacked on 9/11. Correction, this country was never seriously attacked. Bin Laden intentionally (and brilliantly, if we can credit his intelligence and not his morals) attacked a particularly diseased segment of this country – the corporate power structure and their political enablers. I truly grieve for those who were his victims (do NOT mistake this), but the power structures represented by the physical structures are a threat not only to the world but to our American democracy. This country was never seriously threatened, but it was a telling symbolic action, for which the power structure responded with all its compelling force. Those who died in the Iraq War are as much victims as those who died on 9/11, but of a different sort.