I believe your comments over simplify the magnitude of how horrible the event was.
If squashing all those who "might" be terrorists can stop it from happening again, then I'd by all means support it.
What we are doing now can only generate more hate, and I feel that our military personnel are being unfairly punished in Iraq.
I was there in person when the towers were hit, and you know what I saw in the cloud of dust? I saw hatred, and if evil can be visualized, it would be what I saw from my eyes at ground zero.
Having said that, most people remember 9-11 as an attack by evil terrorists. Having my life spared by the higher power, I feel that I walk away from this experience with new found sense of love for life.
It will always be a reminder to me for the love that New Yorkers were able to generate in the darkest hours, instead of the horrible bloodshed that took place.