I think the terrorists are going to be their own demise.
I don’t think they realize that these attacks unite the civilized world, and do not divde it as I assume they hope.
Sure, it creates impassioned discussions, and differences of opinion on how to deal with their threats, but that is the beauty of a democracy. If one administration goes to far (Patriot Act), or pursues the wrong goals (Iraq), they are checked. In the end, through freedom of expression, the press, and our governmental process, the better solutions are found. This is true of all of the democracies of the world.