- That's all it is. Body count doesn't have much to do it at all. They seek the spectacle of it. The attack on the WTC wasn't even intended to take them down. If it hadn't, the body count would not have been nearly what it was. Though, I doubt that would have blunted our outrage. The desired result would have been achieved either way.
Besides, if you consider the total worldwide Islamic terror body count over the last 30 or so years, you'd find that they're walking an awfully long road towards global domination. That's not what they're after.
-Are you serious about the "protection" of Kuwait? You honestly believe that had anything to do protecting Muslims? Interesting.
- Who cares if they have a desire to experience freedom as we do? It's not our business. Self-appointing ourselves as the world's freedom police IS why so many dislike us. Besides, their have been, and are, plenty of authoritarian regimes that exsist around the globe without our interference, and some with our support.So, is our desicion to "liberate" an arbitrary one? I doubt it. We should always be looking for the true motive.
-It's not being sympathetic. Understanding what motivates our enemy is a critical step in fighting them. To have your head so deep in the sand as to believe that America was just innocently sitting around minding our own business when 9/11 happened is ignorant beyond words.
- That may not be the sole reason, but the ever-expanding western culture certainly plays a part in the general dissatisfaction with America. Again, our ideals and values are being forced on the world, whether they want it or not.
-just stop, please, my side hurts. Why would the poor natives of a foreign land attack us? How many millions does it take to rebuild an entire country's infrastructure? One? Two? Fifty?
-Glib, but wrong. America's knee-jerk reaction to 9/11 is just what they wanted. Few would argue that our current tactics in the "war on terror" have reduced recruitment among Islamic extremists. In fact, most media reports that recruitment is up.
I guess the sympathetic Left is to blame for that too.