Afghanistan, Population: 28,396,000 (July 2009 est.)
The population of Iraq in the year 2000, 22,675,617.
The Population of the USA, 2008 estimate 304,059,724
Here both presidents were/are attacking and killing, often murdering in two nations, neither of which have an air force or navy, and are 12 times smaller than the USA. We are supposedly there "to root out injustice and rid them of Terrorists!"
Our troops traveled 6211 miles (9996 km) to do that and to accomplish "ridding the world of Terrorists, " where according to some figures 1.5 million people were killed, many of which were allegedly civilians.
To truly "rid the world of terrorists," they would have to kill
approximately, according to estimates of the number of "terrorists" live overseas and want to destroy our "way of Life," about 500 million humans. That is 1/12th the population of the
world, and that, I assure you is a very conservative estimate.
So far this effort has cost Americans $12.5 trillion and caused this depression. Yes, I am correct, $12.5 trillion, not one trillion or two trillion. To cause such a depression it would take an expenditure of between $11.5 trillion to $13.5 trillion. Or about 12 times the cost of a National Medicare type Health care Program. It really appears to be cheaper to help people than to kill them, costing about 1/12th as much. (There is that magic number/fraction again.)
WW II killed an estimated 40 million people, which is only
about 1/12th the number we are now going to try to kill. Notice how that
number, 1/12th, and the number 12 keeps coming up in this venture? To some Christians and Jews, the number 12 is a sacred number, a number filled with mystical intrigue.
Our troops did not have to travel that far to kill about 70 million of the people who are terrorists and who hate our way of life. There are somewhere between 70 million and maybe twice that number much closer to us.
There is a thing, a philosophy called Distributive Justice. John Rawls is among those who espouse it.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, though he may not have known it at the time, was a disciple of it, so was, to one degree or another, Jesus, Moses, and to varying degrees, so were; Gandhi, Muhammad ibn 'AbdullÄh, Siddhartha Gautama Buddha and Imhotep.
Of the most evil terrorists on the planet, are about 70 million,
which reside in the USA. About 1.4 million of which are very, very rich-rich by cheating Americans even rich Americans who are not as rich as that 1.4 million of the very, very, rich. They are Economic Terrorists.
The USA has a strong body of laws to contain the thoughts,
movements and actions of the middle to lower economic classes, but precious few
of those are ever applied to the Upper economic classes, or to the upper
echelon political classes. There are many laws, which are basically designed to
frustrate the many, but which are broken daily by the upper economic class few.
There are all sorts of laws containing sexual behavior, all sorts of other behavioral stoppages, and the forever mistreatment of those once convicted, even if they were not guilty of crimes. All of this is aimed at/for mollification of, and reducing the numbers of the masses.
The most severe and illogical laws, are indulgences given to the hypocritical, the envious, the jealous, the covetous, the viciously vindictive. Many of those laws seek finalism in the the crucifixion of the prophetic, with a baffling success rate in selling the most unintelligent, unforgiving members of our society.