You're the president. Deciding what not to do isn't quite enough. You actually have to make a decision as to what to do.<quoted text>
I'll tell you something you don't do.
Declare Bin Laden irrelevant & abandon the search & Afghanistan to invade a country that had nothing to do with 9-11, Bin Laden, or Al Qaeda.
Let's see how these FACTS of history relate to your post.
When bin Laden was, as you put it, "declared irrelevant", Al Qaeda and the Taliban were confined to caves and couldn't show their heads anywhere in the world.
Today, after 4 years of Obama: the Taliban and Al Qaeda are bombing every village and city in Afghanistan; attacking the United States in several countries thousands of miles away from where Bush had them holed up in caves; and have regrouped sufficiently to be stronger than they ever were previously in the history of their existence, so strong they are able to invade Syria and fight a full scale war with the Syrian army.
Before Obama Al Qaeda was confined to caves in the tribal region along the Pakistan-Afghan border
Since Obama, Al Qaeda attacks the US thousands of miles away in multiple countries and mounts a full scale invasion of Syria.
Only an idiot would think there isn't a connection there.
Now, back to the post you ran away from. How about an answer:
You're the president. It's 9/12(2001). What do you do?
1) Surrender? or
2) Do the Bill Clinton thing and lob a few cruise missiles in their general direction? or
3) Do the exact same thing in the exact same place against the exact same enemy as the Soviets, and somehow you expext something different to happen? or
4) You do it differently and fight them in a different place?
You actually have to tell us what you would have done to answer this post.
You have to tell us what you would do to answer the post.