Filmmaker Michael Moore attends Mavericks: Ken Loach And Paul Laverty during the 35th Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 16, 2010 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Alexandra Wyman/Getty Images)
Coming at a time in which the country is all but paralyzed politically, there is tremendous spillover power in this accomplishment. Can this real and tangible victory produce conditions that can lead to more successes?
Because of the spectacular crime he pulled off on 9/11, American politicians and a mass media fanning the good-versus-evil storyline elevated bin Laden to heights of influence that had little to do with reality.