I think that all these things that you say are true but are really side issues. The real reason for the escalation/establishment/continuation of wars like these is the military-industrial complex. The USA is addicted to wars--wars that are ever-widening and never-ending. Our economy has become more and more dependent on war. Hence the growing defense budget. War is good for business. We have gone so far in this direction that it is doubtful that we can reverse ourselves. It is sad that we are hurtling off a cliff at one hundred miles an hour. We cannot afford these wars. Perhaps they will stop when the USA is completely bankrupt and can no longer afford to pay for them and the system comes to a crunching halt.
Sep 2 2009 - 10:37pm