I believe that Usama bin Laden said at one point that the way to destroy the Great Satan was to attack its economy.  Does anyone seriously believe the currently more than $1.3 trillion bailout(s) are going to accomplish anything more than putting the US deeper in debt at a time when the country is fighting two wars that it cannot afford and running huge trade and government deficits?  When the Japs and Chinese pull the plug on us, it will be goodnight forever.  God help us all, but bin Laden has proven to be a lot smarter than the band of idiots and poseurs that we have placed in power in Washington.