There isn't any error in the title, what you read is completely true. I have looked into an article in the USA Today that shows exactly what America wanted after September 11. I am going to break it down into categories so that you my viewers can see for yourself where America stood them...
This is from a weekend USA TODAY, CNN, Gallup Poll showing Americans wanting a careful response but are ready for war and are willing to pay the price.
Support military response
88% Take military action in retaliation.
36% Would punish terror groups behind attacks.
52% Prefer longerterm war to end terrorism.
Take military action even if:
84% Taxes must be increased.
80% U.S. round invasion needed.
79% Oil and gas shortages occur.
78% Further terrorist attacks occur.
77% Draft is needed.
66% Action lasts for several years.
65% 1,000 U.S. troops are killed.
Support security measures
86% Metal detectors at every public place.
86% Passenger check-in 2-3 hours before flights.
77% Required ID before entering office buildings and public places.
58% Special security checks for Arabs, including U.S. citizens, before boarding planes.
51% Ban all carry-on luggage.
49% Special ID for Arabs, including U.S. citizens.
33% Make it easier for authorities to read mail, e-mail and tap phones.
29% Allow police to search people randomly.
Express personal worries
48% Less willing to travel overseas.
43% Less willing to fly.
35% Less willing to enter sky scrapers.
30% Less willing to attend large public events.
88% Confident U.S. can protect citizens from future attacks.
64% Would rebuild World Trade Center.
After going through that line for line I found myself agreeing with most of it than I did disagreeing.
Tell me what you think with the above numbers and tell me how far are we now from some of that.