Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, some years ago, before his Harvard graduation speech in the summer of 1978, published a short piece in which he described what the people under the occupation of the Soviet Union should do. He said it was time for repentance and self-limitation. His essay, Repentance and Self-limitation in the Life of Nations can be found in From Under the Rubble (1975). It may also be found in Google Books. Read some excerpts from the essay at this link.
In light of what has happened since the destruction of the World Trade Center and the brutal deaths of thousands, and what we have done in its aftermath has created the effects which bin Laden hoped to bring about. It is time for the United States begin a time of repentance and self-limitation.