The bin Laden killing decisively changed the public's perception of Obama and the Democrats on the terrorism issue. More Americans now say that Obama has done a better job in the war against terrorism than Bush.
We know, don't we, that it wouldn't take more than minutes for the photos to move to t-shirts, to poster art, to mouse pads, to coffee mugs. The president thinks we're better than that. Take it as a compliment.
To anyone who has bought into all of these symbols, I have one thing to say. If you want to honor the 9/11 tragedy, forget about symbols and remember real human beings. More death and killing won't help.