Sometimes it seems like our nation's been holding its breath for an entire decade. Since 9/11, New Yorkers have adopted a strange, heretofore unknown mood of somber respect when walking by Ground Zero, that tragic hole in the ground.

With the death of Osama Bin Laden, a weight has been lifted off of our shoulders. A wrong has been righted. An injustice has been avenged. And this beleaguered city can, at last, get back to normal—by getting in a fistfight across the street from Ground Zero, as two New Jersey businessmen did yesterday morning, after they "bumped and exchanged words."

The victim, Christopher Snyder, wiped blood from his lip but declined medical attention.

God bless the USA.

[NYP. Photo: Chris Breeze/ Flickr]