What were they thinking? Personal Commentary Did the terrorists want to show us we were not invincible? They did. Did the terrorists want to remind us that we are not isolated from the world? They did. Did the terrorists want us to experience a revival of the American spirit? We are. Did the terrorists want our resolve to weaken? It is not. Did the terrorists want us to to come away from this stronger then we were? We will. Did the terrorists want to see how strong we really are? They will.
Those who would attack the US accuse us of slumber... and they poke us with a giant stick. They accuse us of isolationism... and they bring the world to us. Whatever these terrorists were thinking, whatever it is they hoped to accomplish, we must and we will ensure that they will not have accomplished it.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave, O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!