What has 9/11 wrought? Did it bring us closer together as a nation? Briefly. Then it became an excuse - for warrantless searches and surveillance; for intrusive, meaningless security theater in our transportation systems; for questionable military actions that have killed many times more than perished on that terrible day; for the outsourcing of torture under the guise of 'rendition,' and for our own acts of torture and indefinite detention.
Of course we should never forget those who perished and those who risked and lost their lives to save them. But we should also question the country we have become in the years after.