I was remembering that after the 9/11 attacks the president told us that the way to fight terrorists was to go max out our credit cards buying useless stuff made in China. Remember what a paranoid time it was with secret military tribunals and loss of rights? I remember feeling like I was helping the terrorists by not going into debt and not driving a hummer with an American flag on it. But now with the credit crisis what if another terrorist attack occurs? If going shopping is the best way to fight terrorists who is left to get into debt anymore? Just the un-American people who didn't go into debt the first time around. We frugal car free and debt free folks might be the nations last best hope for fighting terrorism because we're the only ones left who can go out and buy a bunch of useless crap at the malls. We're like stealth patriots. I'm imagining President McCain calling on the car-free debt-free to go shopping for a new car because if we don't "the terrorists win".