RE: im for it
Wow! You really have over-dosed on the Koolaid! Please do yourself a big favour and just try doing a little research of your own rather than just spewing such idiocy.
"....We appear to be doing nothing but occupying these other countries....." Yes, that's why we're asking them to hold elections, build up their infrastructure, police and armed forces, right? And that's why we're withdrawing our forces, because we're "occupying" the country by leaving? By that measure, your brain is fully "occupied" and you can't be the complete airhead you come across as.
".....You can't use the phrase "we are over there so they aren't over here". Those people have no method of getting over here, they are in caves for god sakes....." Please try discussing that point with the families of the 9/11 victims. Or the July 7th victims, or the Madrid bombing victims. And please don't do any research into Bin Laden's background - his family are waaaay beyond filthy rich and connected to the Saudi royal family - and the massive amounts of cash he has spent on his "jihad". As one option for 9/11, AQ actually considered BUYING their own US charter airline and aircraft for the attack, but in the end they decided it was simply more EFFICIENT to hijack flights.
".....Anyone need a reminder of the pallots of money shipped over there to 'pay the contractors" in iraq?...." Boy, you really are stupid! ANY contractor in a warzone will require cash for local expenditure but will not want the local currency as it is liable to be massively devalued. Instead, they will want an internationally wanted currency like dollars, which are shipped by the pallet-load all over the World on a dialy bassis as part of normal currency transactions. As an example, I've been to Egypt, the Lebanon and Bahrain this year, and I took US dollars as I knew that the locals would happilly accept them at a better rate than the official exchange one. All the countries in the Mid-East are desperate for foreign currency, we pay all our contractors working there in US$ (prefered over GBP even by UK companies). The US administration working in Iraq had to pay thousands of contractors in US$, I'd be amazed if they had to ship anything less than a C-130 load a week. Next time someone tries to build a big conspiracy out of a single fact, please try and think of the simple explanation that would expose how stupid that whole conspiracy idea is.
"....Why did we need to ship money to Iraq to pay the contractors when those contractors are all from the US and europe. Well you know the answer to that question of course....." Evidently you didn't, you just accepted whatever claptrap was told you as gospel. Please try and develop the ability for independent thought.
".....90% of the 'terror" threats we have seen here have been orchestrated by our own government to scare the people and to turn us into a giant police state...." Please, just stop, you're embarrassing yourself. Please go and seek professional help NOW, your paranoia - whilst comic - is probably not good for yout longterm health.