Remembering 9/11 In some ways, this year is different. Osama Bin Laden is dead. The Freedom Tower rises over lower Manhattan and crowds line up to pay their respects at the memorial. In this election year, the Presidential candidates argue about who is really responsible for Bin Ladens death. The unity and bi-partisanship we experienced in the days after 9/11 have been replaced by political bickering.Remembering 9/11 - Forbes What has this country become? The bodies of those who died hadn't had even a chance to get cold and what happened? Unlike immediately after 9/11, politicizing began without facts! It's amazing how far our country has sunk.