You can thank every President since Carter for how we have become involved in 'the war on terror.'
Oh and that little sub section you were talking about? You better thank every member of the Senate and Congress that was in office and voted for the Patriot Act, as well as Bush for signing it into law. When they signed a knee jerk reactionary piece of shit, they condemned we the people to have more and more liberties and rights taken away.
www.costofwar.com That's just the tax cost of Bush finishing daddy's war and us not getting out of Afghanistan.