I'm not so sure they're rhetorical. We want him to think critically, let's not punish him for trying.
So, what are your (yous guys) ideas to fight all of the Islamic Extremists who brought the fight to our front door? Who thinks we should sit back and wait until they do it again? Who thinks that they won't take control of Iraq without our assistance in rebuilding their infrastructure?
Who believes that Iran does not want to manufacture uranium for weapons but rather for nuclear elec. power?
Now you're getting there.
1) Did the airplanes that launched into the Twin Towers originate from Iraq? South Korea? Germany? Any of the other myriad places where we spend millions to maintain a military presence? No...they came from Boston Logan International airport.
I think we should maybe stop spending abroad, and start spending here. Do some research on how many shipping containers coming into the country get scanned for bombs and the like. I'll give you a hint; it's less than 100%. Way less.
2) Did Iran suddenly acquire the technology needed to create an ICBM? They could no more deliver a Volkswagen to American soil than they could a nuclear warhead. Their "President" is still obsessed with finding and killing homosexuals. He probably couldn't spot the moon in the sky. What is it, exactly, about him that we are afraid of?
2a) Iraq is a sovereign nation, who by the way, elected a representative government and that government has said GTFO - we're not welcome there forever. If they can't fend off an Iranian threat, fuck 'em. I don't think Iraq has anything to fear from Iran. Now then, if you look to the west
, you find the source of Iran's ire. It's that shithole known as Israel. And they have tons & tons of nukes and F-16's and the like, so they've nothing to fear from the newest middle-eastern madman rattling his aluminum-foil saber.