The terrorists are said to have won if they are able, in the long run, to disrupt the normal course of our lives. Interrupting the flow of commerce is a logical manifestation of this tactic, as the attack on the World Trade Center demonstrated -- a target chosen as much for its proximity to the planet's financial nexus as for its symbolic value. Since free movement about the globe is essential to the conduct of trade, the terrorists chalk up marks in their win columns when they are able ...

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