9-11 was a terrible horrific crime. Not an act of war. It served as a great excuse for the military-industrial complex to take over the nation. It was Dick Cheney's "New Pearl Harbor", and it made him and his crony crooks lots of warbucks.
To my incredulous friends: Did you ever hear of a company called Halliburton, by any chance? Or an investment consortium known as the Carlyle Group? Or Goldman-Sachs?
All of these companies made a killing when we treated 9-11 as an act of war instead of a terrible crime. All of these companies continue to manipulate the national discourse today. They continue to make a real killing, too.