erm can someone clarify this for me. if were in Afghanistan to protect Britain. How is it that we were only attacked in 2007, after we began 2 wars which have no end in sight. also the previous attack on british soil before 2007, was in 94 or 95 in Manchester by the IRA, ireland being another nation we invaded. it seems to me that we first invade nations and then when they attack us we are in that country to protect our people. Perhaps if we stopped invading countries and exerting our physical and political presence in other peoples country then they wouldnt want to attack us. the argument that afghanistan attacked america is totally wrong, it is like saying if Timothy mcveghy (Omaha bombing) took sanctuary in a church, without asking for it, christianity attacked america. also there was no investigation into 9/11 prior to invasion. so basically we were like a bunch of pissed off toddlers attacking the first person we saw after what happened. Thoughts please. written by a PEACE loving brit.