Ben Dan I think you are disregarding the fact that the US did not and does not kill people just because they are Muslims and want to make them Christian.
Of course American didn't go to war to convert Muslims to Christianity. Are you saying that Al Qaeda attacked America on 9/11 just because most Americans aren't Muslims and they wanted to convert us?!
I was comparing bin Laden and Bush as war criminals, and pointing out the irony that Bush is not even, as Chomsky put it, a "suspect," despite killing more than 100,000 Iraqis in a war the Secretary-General of the UN called "illegal". Their motives and ideologies are important, but not as important as their actions and the result of their actions.
Another way to put it is that Osama had no justification for killing 3,000 Americans, and Bush had no justification for killing somewhere between 100,000 and a million Iraqis. Both of them had reasons or excuses, but neither claimed it was primarily for religious reasons.
They are both mass murderers.
At this point I think some of us are just circling each other making the same arguments over and over, and we're not going to come to any agreement.
I propose we agree to disagree.