Thw hole Pearl Habour comparison is ludicrous. The media hype surrounding this tragic event serves exactly what the terrorists aim to acheive, attention and empathy to their cause from other anti-Americans. (They drove the second plane into the other tower AFTER the first because they KNEW it would have the greatest media effect, being caught completely on camera). Pearl Harbour was an unannounced attack on the American Fleet, the WTCBs, if they were instigated by bin Laden were announced. Bin Laden declared a Jihad against America, i.e. declared war, serveal years ago. None of this justifies any of the senseless killing but surely we need some perspective in this time of crisis.