You are right, the USA is the most in-efficient nation in the world in these matters.<quoted text>
Usama bin Laden knew the 10 year internecine guerrilla war in Afghanistan (1979-1989) helped bankrupt the Soviet Union and that is happening now in the United States.
UBL = 19 people with box cutters.
Bush =$Trillions & $Trillions for taxpayers.
That is why President Cheney, Vice President Rummy and the Dummy Bush picked perfumed Generals to lead the Pentagon.( NON - COMBAT ..
Where thy could their result by spending one thousand, they spend Trillions !!
The reality is that USA, war itself is a Business and no one wants his business to end.
So USA has been at wars most of the time since its creation, if they do not have wars at one place in the world or another, they start itching.
And Jesus said "Those who live by sword die by sword"....so the war shall be the end of USA it seems.