You have a wonderful presentation. I would like to beleive that a political approach akin to aikido would suffices.
Americans fessing up to arrogance, inflated egos, and conceit would not have prevented attacks then and certainly not now.
Perhaps a purging is taking place and Bush is merely an instrument as is Al Quaida/Iraq (Osama/Sadaam)...
We know that as the planets revolve around the sun there are points of destruction and points of growth. The negative accumulations of warring cultures are giving way painfully to a new birth and unfortunately, there is blood flowing from the Mother's loins. There will/is be a new child born.