One of the most irritating things I see from the UK and Australian governments is their failure to realise they cant have it both ways.
If we are in Iraq and Afghanistan to fight a *war* on terrorism, then the terrorists being the focus of the war and having read the media about being in a war, will surely target our countries. That is what war is about surely?
That is not to say that if we are not in Iraq and Afghanistan to fight a war on terrrorism, we wont be targets. Terrorists will target western countries after all but we wouldnt necessarily stand out anymore than any other western country.