like it or not, it might be time for the US to start a dialogue with the other leaders, maybe even the terrorist group leaders. US has never changed its policies towards the terrorists. But the fact now showes us that they cannot be ignored and treated as sub humans (as much as some of us like to). Other than Arafat, I didn't recall US leader ever have any communication with the "terrorist" group. Flame away if you might, but there are two ways to sort out a flood, one by buildiing a higher dam, one by directing the flood water. Both ways are essential. We are in a sofisticated society,let's not try to rule the world with intimidation and force along. Nobody in this world doubt the millitary powere of the US, remember the Apache pilots blown the Iraque tanks before they even know they are spotted? We can make this world better if we communicate instead of just comparing who has a bigger possey.