People jumping out of high rise windows and Flight 93 - billions of dollars, thousands of lives, and we still haven't dealt with the problem.
A good friend of mine was in France that day so they interviewed him, didn't play it because he said a certain country should be turned into plate of glass. We sent troops, but fell far shot of that for better or worse.
Personally, went from a .380 on the ankle to a .45 on the hip and showed up to work, because we will not be cowed and one never knows.
Yeah, I don't think annihilating a population of 35 million people would have been the answer, especially when most of them are also against the Taliban. If everyone were to destroy entire countries for the atrocities of the few, the human race would be long extinct.