Tough for a "few" years? Funny. It took a WORLD WAR to bail us out of the Great Depression, and that's when creating military hardware STIMULATED the economy, as opposed to destroyed it.
And moreover, the Dow Jones did not return to its 1929 value until 1954. A few tough years? Try 25.
I suggest you [edit : are lovely]. I am baffled as to how someone who is both blatantly ignorant of economics AND history could say something as [edit : huggable] as this.
Edited by Geoff. let's play nicely, now.