Bin Laden said he was happy the United States is spread thinnly around the world. That was his plan all along, get the United States bogged down in long, no-win occupations and backrupt us to death. Eventually all empires come to an end. Usually it is not because they have been conquered. It is because they fall apart from the inside. From expanding all over the world until it becomes unsustainable. Our having military in something like 130 countries of the world is UNSUSTAINABLE. It cannot go on, especially when we have to borrow from the Chinese to finance our wars. If we keep down this path, then in a weird kind of way, Bin Laden is still winning.