How many attacks have been made on American soil by Muslim terrorists since we freed Afghanistan and took out Saddam? I don't recall any more 9/11's. Did I miss something? Does anyone really think that after 9/11 Al Qaeda just kicked up their feet and made a voluntary decision to retire? No one on this board (I hope) is that stupid. Had we sat back in the isolationist mode, we would still be having 9/11's on a regular basis. This is what you and other isolationists ignore (to our peril). Bush and Bolton understood that the Muslim terrorists had to be denied safe havens and that they could not carry off attacks on the US when on the run and hiding in caves.