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This year's anniversary of the September 11th attacks is the first since the man responsible for that day was killed. When Osama bin Laden was killed by Navy SEALs back in May, it was declared the ultimate victory of good winning out over evil. But others are asking the difficult question, was it really an American victory? Or did Osama bin Laden actually win?

Boston Globe columnist Glen Johnson writes about how the economy is struggling, unemployment is stubbornly high, violence is spiking in two wars, the U.S. political system is virtually paralyzed. And he asks whether these factors achieve bin Laden's goals of knocking the U.S. from its powerful perch, even though the al Qaeda leader is gone.

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross is the author of "Bin Laden's Legacy: Why We're Still Losing the War on Terror." Gartenstein-Ross says the U.S. has long misunderstood the goals of the enemy.

Guest:

  • Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, counter-terrorism expert and author of "Bin Laden's Legacy: Why We're Still Losing the War on Terror."

This segment aired on September 7, 2011.

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