Did we make a monster out of Bin Laden?
It would be premature at this point for anyone to come forward with a grand blueprint for America's future defense posture.
Whatever turn events take from here onward, the Pakistani state and society is bracing for a troubling time ahead.
Instead of continuing the cycle of violence, we need to re-evaluate policies that lead to such anger and resentment.
If Muslims are responsible for the attack on America, then Muslims as never before will be in desperate need of American protection.
It appears that foreign governments will be rewarded or punished by whether or not they become part of the U.S.-led war against terrorism.
The U.S. is now officially among the few countries in the world not formally committed to the fight against racism.
Ever since hijacked aircraft smashed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, the White House and the Pentagon have been devising a menu of retaliatory strikes against those deemed responsible.
Global warming is an example of an environmental issue that is perhaps not as obviously vital to national interests as terrorism, but which--like terrorism--has the potential to affect the entire world and not just the United States.
I think its almost impossible for us in this country to conceive of what would drive people to this state of rage.