I don't want to get into the whole Afghanistan war debate, been there or at least read it between you and other posters.
Why not? It, [and a lot of other illegal US actions], is essential to understanding why these actions are occurring so damn infrequently against the US.
If you are not suggesting any terrorist action shouldn't be stopped, what is the conclusion of what you are suggesting?
I'll let US Supreme Court Associate Justice Robert H Jackson answer that.
"If we can cultivate in the world the idea that aggressive war-making is the way to the prisoner's dock rather than the way to honors, we will have accomplished something toward making the peace more secure."
Robert H Jackson: Opening Address to the International Military Tribunal at the Nuremberg Trials (November 10, 1945).
"We must never forget that the record on which we judge these defendants is the record on which history will judge us tomorrow. To pass these defendants a poisoned chalice is to put it to our own lips as well."
Robert H Jackson: Nuremberg Tribunal.
Opening Address to the International Military Tribunal at the Nuremberg Trials (November 10, 1945).
Say you are right on some or most of what you claim, then what?
That's another canard that we should dispense with, Rev. It's not me that is "claiming" this. If it was just me, it could be dispensed with without a second thought. Notice how no one is willing to actually address these things. That because those people are afraid to do so because they know it to be the truth.
I think Robert H Jackson was pretty clear on what has to happen in such situations. Consider how well received it would be from all these countries that the US [and the UK] has terrorized, committed war crimes against, for the US to follow Justice Jackson's notions that ALL must be held accountable for their crimes.
Consider that the jailing of the Bush/Cheney gang, the Blair gang would put an end to US/UK terrorism/war crimes and it would stop dead any further actions against the US.
Did you read the article about the Pakistani court and the US drone program?