Isn't that so true! Remember all the furor over Y2K? Lots of consultants, hardware and software manufacturers and others made millions off of fear! I never believed it would be much of a problem, and it turned out to be even less. (of course, if I had been wrong...)
Same thing is happening now with the War on Terror. Unscrupulous pigs are lining up at the government trough to get some of the money that is being thrown at the problem. We need common sense, not common cents!