One of the things that seems to be a common theme, at least among some of the more thinking journalists, is that the US response to 9/11 over the last ten years has been a dismal failure. The US has not succeeded in its own policy goals. It hasn’t succeeded in making life better for the people upon whom its imposed its violence. In short, violence hasn’t worked. And so the question becomes not simply how ought we to have responded—that’s one question. But the question of what ought we to do now.