Its all about profitability. The "War On" anything makes people fear the .... fear itself. Someone makes serious money when we fear something. Like shihar pointed out, money is always easy to make in war. We just justify it by instilling fear into Americans, and Americans will let Big Government to protect us.
However if the News Media points out the story for all to hear, who will argue Big Government because its supposed to protect us.
Over the past two weeks, I have been reading, listening, and watching everything to remind Americans why we went to war. To stop terrorism. "If you don't buy our shit, you support terrorists.", worse yet, If you stop shopping, the terrorists win! -G. Carlin. Americans let the tragedies affect us by allowing us to feel compelled to be protected. Unfortunately it was a disguise to cover up a bigger problem. We were making money, as a Surplus economy, and this money can be given easily away to rich, and the richer. To do this, we needed a fear, and a war. 10 years later.... We are effecting every economy on the planet, and yet, everywhere we have protests because the rich are richer, and the poor are being told to foot the bill for the worst world economic situation on history.
I hate whats happening today, yesterday, and 10 years ago.
I watched the news brief given by Donald Rumsfeld on September 10th, 2001. I explicitly saw the man, in front of (whoever cares about politics watching TV press releases) 20 or so reporters. Tell America. "The US Military cannot account for 2/3rds of its military budget." Due to contractor/secret security funneling of the money. The very next day. terrorist attacks, and the very pieces that would allow Americans to review those records were destroyed.
This I knew before the documentaries, docudramas, conspiracy theories came about. This is just one Average American who paid attention to the news at a young age.
In 2001, I was in a high school classroom, rolling the TV out to the room, so everyone could see the second plane hit the World Trade Centers. watching live feeds from multiple news organizations show people jumping out of the windows in hopes they could survive the fall. When the towers came down, I was floored watching how something so preplanned, and done by people supposedly terrorists bring down the towers in a perfectly controlled manor. The way the planes hit the second building, I only imagined how the top section of the building would collapse by falling over. Leaving the rest of the building intact so other could get out. So many questions, never answered when the news start painting what happened, versus what was witnessed.
Some people made a lot of money. But it wasn't the citizens.