My view over this issue is quite different from what forum consensus will be/is - since this is peaceful community my intention is not to start a war but simply to post my opinion.
My view over US foreign policy is very critical, and since I am not from US (Europe) my brains are not washed with propaganda therefore I believe I have "slightly" more unbiased perspective than someone from US or someone from what you call "terrorist countries".
I see "terrorism" as logical consequence to imperialistic foreign policy your country has lead for several decades. Face it - "prosperity" of US is greatly influenced by ability of your foreign policy to secure oil and other resources, defend dollar as leading international currency etc. Well method to achieve that is quite unique nowadays. Your country has almost 1000 military bases around the world, has invaded country recently based on a lies of WMD (which in fact were there - your soldiers used white phosphorous to masacer civil in Faludja), spend more then whole world without US combined on weapons but you only have 4% of world population, has a tradition of setting up and throwing governments all around the world, etc etc. This could go a looog way. "Argument" I hear a lot is - they attacked us. Did they really do that ? Middle east is populated with many US military bases, governments that support US and collaborate with US although population of that countries does not support exploitation of their natural resources. Therefore MY opinion is 11/9 was as logical as lion bite you if you would be messing with him in his cage whole afternoon.
This morning I saw this article which I didn't read and I decided to reply after I saw comments about traumas your soldiers are going through. Well there are also 500.000 people DEAD in Iraq as a consequence of US invasion. Have some perspective !
And finally is anyone is still reading ( I kinda doubt since you managed to elect neocons 2nd time ) - I also believe neocons are not the one to blame for that. Collective unconsciousness of US citizens is well aware of the fact, you cant keep up with your economic prosperity without exploitation of other world.
And again. I am well aware of the fact, many people in US does not support actions of your government. So dint take this as a insult. And if you are a pro Bush supporter who has mindset of Bush ( if you are not with us you are against us ) - we will not reach an agreement after months of political debate and this is not invitation to that. I simply posted my opinion.