It wasn't to make the world safer. It was for revenge.
US has never had such a attack to such a large scale and when it did occur it shocked many people and straight afterward they felt anger and wanted revenge. That is what i noticed.
US did not want to bring democracy to Muslim countries, i saw and i still see Iraq and Afghanistan to a extent as a way for the US Government to get revenge for what happened to them. I did not see justification for it.
Straight after 9/11, i could see within my own community and mosque a slow radicalization of the boys and my youngers brothers towards the US.
The West demonstrated when it attacked 2 countries, [Afghanistan can be argued ofc] that it is just as bad as the terrorists it wanted to remove.
United States/UK/Coalition of the willing did a great disservice to democracy imo in the Middle East.
He HAD the world on his side.
Bush had a wonderful way of removing the sympathy of 9/11.
Even Muslims understood the need to bring the people behind it to justice and to a level, i can agree with Afghanistan and Taliban but to then go straight to another country was then moved above justice for 9/11 and onto a attack on ME/Muslim countries and was seen to a lesser extent an attack on Islam itself.
Bush had set the tone of the wars the second he used the word "crusade".