I still remember 11/9 of 2001, when at 7.30 PM IST, I got the mail on cet86 from gopalaswamy that US was under a terrorist attack.
When I switched on the TV, was shocked to se the WTC buildings being attacked and people running helpter skelter, live from CNN.
Days later came to hear from Rajan how he got trapped in the incident and could return home only after three days.
Now 7 years later, it is chnaged a lot, though AlQaeda still remains a threat to US, still undemolished, proving the claims of US militart might completely and pitiable wrong !!
The only good thing that has happened to US since then is, it has preferred to partner with democratic countries like India which will ensure it remains a lot on the world scene, much after the 2035 AD deadline (revised from 2050 AD ) the BRIC report from Goldman Sachs which says India will overtake US and Japan to be the second largest economy in the world after China. http://www2.goldmansachs.com/ideas/brics/index.html
The Indo-US nuclear deal, an important one opens up direct opportunities for US companies to do commerce with India to the tune of $40 billion and much more indirectly ... Democracies will flourish, especially the ones founded on firm ethical principles of equality and non-deceit ...