I often find myself asking this question, but never find an answer. The events of the 11th of September 2001 were tragic and disgusting. This prompted the US to declare a war on terror which somehow meant invading countries. Bush also stated, and I quote, you are with us or you are against us, and cajoled countries such as ours (although in Blairs case there was not much cajoling) to invade countries in this so called war on terror. Now, I believe it is a great thing to fight terrorism. However, why are all the resources being spent on fighting the enemies of the US? I do not see US troops in Spain fighting ETA, I do not see US troops in Sri Lanka fighting the Tamil Tigers etc. Then of course we have the invasion of Iraq which again Blair could not wait to commit British troops too after lying to the nation and which resulted in terror attacks in London. The excuse of war on terror has also been used for invading Iraq (amongst the many) and indeed when looking at comments left by people from the US on other forums it seems many yanks believe that Iraq was also responsible for the heinous attacks in New York. I really do not see how invading countries can stop terrorism. Infiltrating terrorist cells is probably a much more effective way of doing it. To me the whole alleged war on terror is a front to either US expansionism and to use other countries troops and support to do it.