It was two years ago today that America was changed forever as terrorists struck the country. Missouri’s senior U.S. Senator says the country has learned a lot from that fateful day. According to Senator Christopher Bond, our whole concept of crime and war changed on that day as the country stopped treating terrorism as a law enforcement issue and began thinking of it as war. Bond says that while the country still hurts from the September 11th attacks and while it’s painful for many Americans toremember that September morning in 2001 we can take comfort in that we have learned a great deal. Bond believes actions taken by the federal government, including the Patriot Act, are helping to protect America against further attacks. Bond adds the financial costs associated with the war against terrorism in Afghanistan and Iraq are well worth it.