You claimed, "How do you tell people of goodwill versus people of badwill? Well, mainly by the fact that people of goodwill really, really hate killing people, and don't do it unless there is a really good reason, and even then only as a last resort. "
I think you should rethink your premise, I will explain more below but I thought this was relevant: Lt. Gen. James Mattis, who commanded Marine expeditions in Afghanistan and Iraq said, "Actually it's quite fun to fight them, you know. It's a hell of a hoot," Mattis said, prompting laughter from some military members in the audience. "It's fun to shoot some people. I'll be right up there with you. I like brawling."
You write, "People of badwill either like to kill people, or they don't dislike it very much. Also, people of badwill don't kill for good reasons, or even if they do have a legitimate cause, they kill heedlessly, and not as a last resort. "
And you decide who has "bad will"?
You write, "We are trying to unite all people of goodwill, all across the world, regardless of nationality, religion, race, or political system, for the somewhat narrow, limited purpose of defeating all people of badwill, all across the world. "
I could not disagree with you more. You simply don't understand the motivations of the people the US is fighting. I think you have the so called "War on Terrorism" totally wrong. The argument you make only serves propaganda purposes and does not reflect reality. If we really want to stop terrorism then we must take away the motives. You should give this serious thought, the fact is US policy makers have inflicted real wrongs upon many people and that is the motive for the 9/11 attacks.
"we fight you because we are free men who don't sleep under oppression. We want to restore freedom to our Nation and just as you lay waste to our Nation, so shall we lay waste to yours. No one except a dumb thief plays with the security of others and then makes himself believe he will be secure whereas thinking people when disaster strikes make it their priority to look for its causes in order to prevent it happening again." - Transcript: Translation of Bin Laden's Videotaped Message
US officials are trying to deceive you, when George Tenet quotes the Fatwas he omits the motives.
The fact is we were attacked by Al-Qaeda because of specific US Foreign Polices