SCHMIDT: "We saw two things. We saw an erosion of civil liberties, right, in the name of security, which is always the case. But most importantly, the national security damage done by this decision; the signal that it sends to the Muslim world is that the United States is your enemy. This was what Bin Laden sought to achieve, a global war between Muslims and the West. The great confrontation, a billion Muslims. This empowers extremists. It isolates moderate Muslims. And so the president may revel in this but our country is weaker, the world is more dangerous, and fundamental American values have been undermined."