..Bin Ladens Death Comes at a Price: Was It Worth It? By Peter Gorenstein Mission accomplished! Osama Bin Laden is dead nearly ten years after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. His demise has created an instant groundswell of renewed patriotism and pride across the U.S. However, if we look back over the last 10 years, it's evident Bin Laden's death has come at a huge price. The two wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have cost the U.S. about $1.8 trillion and counting, plus over 4700 dead and more-than 43,000 wounded soldiers. Bin Laden Gorenstein seem to believe is was, even though it did not kill our economy, it damaged it and how severe is yet to be known. It's not over because Sam is over. That is a false sense of security that would be a bad mistake. We made that mistake before lets not do it again. There are terrorist among us just waiting for the righ time to stirke and they will. Because their resolve is much stronger than ours.