OBL became the "face of terrorism" during the Bush administration Carol, the administration that steered idiots like you around.<quoted text>
Bin Laden was nothing more than a symbol of 9/11. Once the courier's name was obtained in 2007, the hunt to find him was for closure and for no other reason. He was no longer a threat.
The "axis of evil" was almost comical.
Mohammed Atta was the driving force behind 9/11, it may have been another person's idea to commandeer passenger jets and then use them as missiles against US landmarks but Atta made it happen and frankly OBL was not Atta's mentor.
But after piloting one of the planes into the side of the WTC, Atta no longer had a fkn face did he? And as an Egyptian he wasn't exactly a Saudi was he?