Afghanistan After 9/11: The War On Terror

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Imagine a world free from terrorist threats, a world where democracy and freedom are the norm and everyone lives in peace. After September 11, 2001, The United States made a promise to defend the country against a future terrorist attack, and come one step closer to achieving world peace. President George W. Bush and his advisors believed that the answer to the threat presented by terror groups was to go after them and eliminate the governments that sponsored them. So in 2001, the United States and Great Britain went into Afghanistan (a country governed by the Taliban, who provided support and safe harbor to al-Qaeda). The War in Afghanistan was extremely successful; the U.S. dethroned the Taliban and destabilized al-Qaeda. In 2003, The War on terror expanded. On March 20th of that year The United States, Great Britain, and other nations went into Iraq in an “…effort to remove of the government of Saddam Hussein and his alleged weapons of mass destruction, considered by the US-led coalition to be a global threat, and the replacement of the Iraqi government with a democratic, pro-Western government.” (CITATION?) Unfortunately, this was not as successful as the war in Afghanistan, and quickly…show more content…
Bush had an extremely high approval rating. On October 7, 2001, a Fox News/Gallup poll asked, “Do you approve or disapprove of the job George W. Bush is doing as president?” more than eighty percent of those polled said they approved the Presidents job. It is important to note that on October 7 President Bush, “In response to the 9/11 attacks…declares a ‘War on Terror’, and identifies Osama Bin Laden’s al-Qaeda network responsible for the 9/11 attacks. A U.S-led coalition launches air strikes against targets in Afghanistan, where Bin Laden is being sheltered by the Taliban regime.” At the start of the “War on Terror” the American people showed strong support for the president and his
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