Collateral Damage. Tell that to the Japanese who saw the two largest bombs dropped on them in history. Same thing. They might not want a war, but someone in their ranks did, which makes them "collateral damage".
Sucks to be them. Poke the giant, and not expect to get swatted is plain stupid. Quite honestly, i'm very surprised that the US didn't have the testicular fortitude to do it again. IMO, they should've turned iraq/bagdad into a parking lot 5 years ago. The "humanitarian" in me would even give them a little warning... say 3-4 hours. Just let them know it's coming, get out of the way... if you don't, oh well, call our bluff, we dare you.
But no, instead of making sure we're okay at home, we had to rebuild the nation in our image (not theirs mind you). Nor did they want it. So be it, we should've got the hell out of there as quick as we came in. Should have MAYBE taken 6 months to wipe the terrorists off the map (yes, with collateral damage)... not ten years.
As for the "victims" of the 9/11 war, hey, they started it, what did they expect? We'd roll over and take it? No sir, Fuck You. I have every right to live just as much as you do. Just because i don't agree with your religion nor subscribe to it, i should not be allowed to live? Hmmm... Yet, the Arab nations do still live by "eye for an eye" law, yet we're the evil ones because of collateral damage.