The targeted elimination of US citizen and radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki for his alleged role as a terrorist affiliate raises troubling international legal questions. This article however highlights how the extra-judicial killing of bin Laden by the US military undermines the rule of law and paints an ugly picture of the Obama administration.
But we need to be alert to the fact that these evil-doers still exist. And the American people are beginning to understand. This crusade, this war on terrorism is going to take a while. And the American people must be patient. Bush addressed reporters on the South Lawn of the White House.
The nation was deeply traumatized by these attacks and was looking to the President for leadership, strength, and a response to those who had brought death and destruction to the American homeland.
The religious imagery of a battle of Christians against Muslims implied by the term "Crusade" was quickly dispensed with, but the important point was made -- this would be a war against evil, as defined by the President, and initially at least, the majority of Americans.
Bush promised to see the fight "all the way through," and to "do what it takes to rout terrorism out of the world. President Bush continued using the rhetoric of the war on terror in an attempt to define its reach, its goals, and the reason it had to be fought.
He said, Our war on terror begins with al Qaeda, but it does not end there. It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated.
Americans are asking, why do they hate us? They hate our freedoms -- our freedom of religion, our freedom of speech, our freedom to vote and assemble and disagree with each other.
Bush, Although this was arguably an unrealistic goal to set for the country, Bush captured the angry, fearful, and aggressive mood of the nation in his speech that night. America was spoiling for a fight after the size and scope of the terrorist attacks, and the concept of a "war on terror" encapsulated this desire.
The first major operation of the war on terror was Operation Enduring Freedom. This was the war in Afghanistan with the objective of removing the Taliban from power along with the safe haven for Al Qaeda and their leader, Osama bin Laden.
The fighting commenced officially on October 7th, and the U. And their allies quickly defeated their adversaries. This opening salvo in the war on terror had broad support in the United States and around the world and was seen as a justifiable act in light of the September 11th attacks and the fact that most of the Al Qaeda operatives responsible had been trained in Afghanistan.
This campaign was successful in the short-term, but bin Laden remained at large, and Afghan political, social, and economic life were never fully stabilized. This war would require more armed conflict, as well as changes to domestic law in order to combat the threat at home.
The most important, and controversial, law passed in the war on terror was the U. The Patriot Act dealt with surveillance procedures, border security, financial records, habeas corpus, "removing obstacles to preventing terrorism," and strengthening criminal law.
Passed relatively quickly in the month after September 11th, the Patriot Act certainly curtailed some civil rights and freedoms, but lawmakers, and most of the public, felt it was a necessary response to the situation.
In the State of the Union the following year, the scope of the war on terror was broadened to include Iraq, Iran, and North Korea -- the infamous "axis of evil.
Due to “War on Terror”, the countries’ buildings are destroyed and it prevents the citizens from enjoying government benefit. More than a fifth of Syria’s schools have been destroyed or made unusable in more than two years of conflict, jeopardizing the education of million young people. Christopher Bollyn is a well-travelled writer and an investigative journalist who has done extensive research into the events of September 11, , the conflict in Middle-East and the health effects caused by exposure to depleted uranium. "An End to Evil charts the agenda for what's next in the war on terrorism, as articulated by David Frum, former presidential speechwriter and bestselling author of "The Right Man, and Richard Perle, former assistant secretary of defense and one of the most influential foreign-policy leaders in Washington.
The rest of the year was spent convincing the American public of the necessity of a pre-emptive strike against the country of Iraq, which was labeled a state sponsor of terrorism.
Most importantly, the U. Security Council in February where he argued that Iraq most certainly had weapons of mass destruction, and as part of the war on terror policy, state sponsors of terror must be stopped, pre-emptively if necessary.
This battlefield was to be the central front in the war on terror and the centerpiece of the Bush doctrine National Security Council, of pre-emptive war and promoting democracy across the globe.
This strategy was not without critics at home and abroad, but the Bush Administration received high levels of support from the American public at the outset of fighting.
The war on terror fed into the desire to get even with the terrorists and take the fight to them, away from our shores. Although major combat operations ended fairly quickly, the U. After a "surge" of combat troops and operations inthe American armed forces have scaled back their efforts in an attempt to give more control to the Iraqi government.
This drawdown in Iraq was also made necessary by the deterioration of the situation in Afghanistan, which required its own "surge" in In the presidential election year ofthe Democratic candidate Barack Obama refused to refer to the campaign against terrorists as the "war on terror" because the term had become so weighted down with negative connotations, and by not using it, he was signaling a change in approach.
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ashio-midori.come the. After the terrorist attacks of September 11, , the Bush administration declared a worldwide "war on terror," involving open and covert military operations, new security legislation, efforts to block the financing of terrorism, and more.
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