We now have to live in a society where we look twice at everyone we meet and over our shoulder every second. Its a sad world
i don't see it that way, but it might be my age or background. this has been going on for many, many, years. most Americans ignored it until 9/11. that was not the first attack. it was not the last. if you lived through the 60's and 70's, we had plenty of domestic terrorists who blew thing up in the name of peace. i spent chunks of my school days under my desk for either earthquake drills or nuke drills. the Russians were going to blow us up at any moment.
same stuff, different agent. we always needed to be vigilant. we often were not.
as for UBL, we executed a coward. he did not wage war. he killed men, woman, and children, without consideration. he supported the Taliban in exchange for their protection and an entire generation of Afghanis were oppressed. an entire generation of girls and young women were left uneducated, sold, raped, and murdered, in the name of their perverted form of Islam.
shot in cold blood was to good for him, but i suppose it was the best we could manage.