Islamic fundamentalists killed thousands on 9/11 but the ensuing damage to our Constitutional democracy came not from the outside but from the far reaching attacks on civil liberalities undertaken by the Bush Administration.
Today we can be glad that the U.S. Supreme Court “struck down the military commissions President Bush established to try suspected members of al-Qaeda, emphatically rejecting a signature Bush anti-terrorism measure and the broad assertion of executive power upon which the president had based it,” according to The Washington Post.
The defense of our democracy must take place within Constitutional bounds. Sadly, this president has shown a certain level of contempt for the Constitution. We may find that this president has in the end done more harm to America than the terrorists. If we abandon our freedoms in response to terror then the terrorists have won.