The politicians and bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. who may have been the targets of this hijacked plane ought to get down on their hands and knees and say a prayerful thanks to the regular folks who were the passengers on this flight, and ...the first heroes and casualties in the war against Islamo-Terrorism. These people "connected the dots" of what was happening before the wizards of smart in all the sophisticated "intelligence agencies" their tax dollars paid for. They didn't need the "Patriot Act," or "Homeland Security Department." They just used their common sense, and a hell of a lot of courage! Two traits woefully lacking in "big government" America, both then and now! The actions of simple citizen patriots on that airplane ought to be a blueprint for how all of us behave, whether in government, or in private life. To them, I say "Thank you for your example and heroism, you are my guiding light!"