PITTSBURGH (NEWSRADIO 1020 KDKA) — While we can debate the effects of 9/11, what it all came down to Osama Bin Laden was money.

Did you know Bin Laden went to school to be an economist, and his goal for 9/11 was to destroy the US economy? He theorized that if he attacked the US, we would respond in kind and eventually ruin our economy in the process.

As financial advisor Rick Applegate of First Commonwealth  tells KDKA-AM’s Larry Richert and John Shumway, the US has spent trillions and lost thousands of lives in the pursuit of Bin Laden, battled two wars, and has gone through recession and debt like we’ve never seen.

So, the question becomes, did Bin Laden succeed?

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