Instapundit linked up a follow-up to our "terror" story last week. I still think this represents progress... they are emphatically not sneaking up on us anymore. Without exception, the only time people have "got one over" on the US is when we didn't see it coming. We're watching you now, and you don't have a chance.
Our chaotic nature may be seen as our greatest weakness, but it's actually our greatest strength. You're not facing a few powerful leaders in charge of millions of weak sheep. You're facing millions of cougars, badly herded along by leaders who barely understand us, let alone control us.