Today is the fifth anniversary of 9/11.

There's plenty of blame to pass around about why the event happened and about the mistakes that have been made since.

Yes, the war in Iraq is a disaster, the world thinks a little less of the U.S. than it did five years ago and, in that time, we haven't been able to capture or kill terrorist poster-boy Osama bin Laden.

Still, we have been able to prevent any further attacks on U.S. soil, and that is something that should be applauded.