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well, except that is the stated reason Bush et al used to invade the other countries--after 9/11. and, um well, aren't you doing a bit of 'post hoc ergo' yourself? eg: Because of our foreign policy, 9/11 happened? What if the events were in no way causal or related other than the way they were being linked in people's minds by the media after 9/11?
Here's another point: a little Latin does not a critical thinker make.
Middle school? That's about right. Do you take this disdainful tone with your students too?
Poor kids.

"Any government that is big enough to give everything you need is also strong enough to take it all away."