It appears to me that the people (the people in charge included) of United States could use a reality check. If you really think you can just walk your special troops into Afganistan and smoke Bin Laden out of his hole, you're royally mistaken (although I certainly hope you succeed). You see, the terrain over there is plain mountains, so no matter how many thousands of rockets and missiles you send there, you won't hit a thing. Ask russians, they spent a decade banging their heads in the Afgan rock. Quoting one of their high-ranking officers, "Afganistan makes Vietnam look like a walk in the park". Well, they weren't in Vietnam as far as I know, but I assume he knows what he's talking about. Be prepared for a long war and heavy setbacks.
By the looks of it, Bush is also prepared to send the boys there guns blazing without any knowledge of Bin Laden's whereabouts, which kind of amazes me. Is he really so thirsty for vengeance that he's ready to start a full-scale war, instead of using intelligence and patience to hunt down Bin Laden? You're not going to win anything by killing innocent civilians who have nothing to do with the terrorists. In fact, you're likely to suffer from it, since such actions are guaranteed to raise the terrorist activity exponentially. You'd be basically begging for the suitcase nukes that have been mentioned quite often in the last few days. I wonder, is it worth the risk? Perhaps now would be a good time to drop the superpower-attitude for a moment and look reality square in the face. Let your emotions cool down a bit and think rationally before you act. The terrorist attack was not the end of the world - a war might actually be, and I wouldn't be too surprised if that's exactly what those religious fanatics want just because some old geezer ate a few too many mushrooms and predicted so years ago.