I agree... Saddam was a ruthless dictator and there were reasons to get rid of him... though I am not sure we have to pay for them in blood and treasure. Very different that Afganistan where AlQ attacked the US.
Regardless, the constant bleeding of money is affecting the value of dollar, gold, metals, etc... and interest rates. This is bound of affect markets, even VRTX. That macro picture is my biggest economic concern.