I'd disagree. They might be twisted, and perhaps insane, but bin Laden, and most other leaders who do the things he does, are hardly fools. You can't be a moron and build a network like he has. His followers on the other hand, are most likely fools. You'd have to be a fool not to notice that bin Laden speaks out against the western world while keeping his scheduale on a Timex watch. I don't know about these days, but when I went to school, they taught us that Germany did invade France. They also did a few air attacks on Great Britian as well. Yeah, he did. There's no arguing that Hilter rebuilt Germany. You can't take a country that's been totally crippled like Germany was, and raise it to a power capable of the war he waged, during a global depression, without building Germany up financially. He may have been psychotic and intolerant, but he sure as hell did a good job of raising Germany from a crippled state to a world power. Germany did have free elections up until the Nazis took over. In fact, Hilter was the one who abolished them. He believed that democracy was flawed, but it was also a tool with which he could ascend to power so that he could destroy it. When you think about it, the fact he was able to do this kind of proves his "democracy is flawed" belief.