Actually the terrorist who attacked us on 9/11 are dead. they were kamikazes. The market went nuts right after the attacks, NOT after we went to war. I agree that war has been costly though.
As far as going to Iraq I don't care who got rich from it, I care about who got freed from tyranny. The Iraq people were living under a crazy dictator for too long. If I could have schemed a way to get America to go to war to get him out of power I would have done the same thing. You can't put a price on freedom.
Well, one price of "freedom" is that 20% of your taxes for the next 20 years or so goes to pay the INTEREST on the debt that Bush ran up on the National Debt. That should keep reminding you.
But since you are so interested in pushing freedom, you might want to get the checkbook out and be ready to take on China, Iran, Pakistan, Sudan, Burma, Nepal, North Korea, Chad, Belarus, Cuba, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Haiti, Laos, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Syria, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe. Chechnya, Tibet, and Western Sahara. [there are more but these are considered by most of the World as the most repressive against freedom of its citizens]. Oh, and some of them might just not appreciate our "help" and hit back.
But, afterall, you can't put a price on freedom. Ante up.