The internet argument rages: Did Stack's choice of landing sites in some way eclipse the evil of the agency he targeted?
In my book, NO. That column of smoke is merely good punctuation. At first blush, I thought Stack's desperate choice was a poor one, because I expected it to be ineffective. I was wrong - I didn't grasp the extent of America's foul mood, and his "end of my rope" desperation play was quite powerful.
Of course, that power is derived from the fact that much of our population feels the same way, and is on the way to being just as fed up. (If power wasn't so addictive,this might be a teachable moment. If only our rulers could grasp the error of their ways before this pressure cooker blows...)