He had blamed Iraq to be holding terrorists, he had made America believe that Iraq had been under Saddam Hussein’s clutches and that whatever he had to say was law. President Bush had stated in his speech that, “Saddam Hussein is harboring terrorists and the instruments of terror, the instruments of terror of mass death and destruction, and he cannot be trusted. The risk is simply too great that he will use them or provide them to a terror network”. He had made Americans believe that Hussein was creating weapons and developing a nuclear weapon so that he could “blackmail” the world. President Bush had not trusted Saddam Hussein and he didn’t want rest of America to either.
Following the confessions of the multiple Americans on trial for treason and revealing the United States’ government secrets, McCarthyism was born. Senator McCarthy was so focused on keeping communism out of the United States; he had government officials and Hollywood’s “A” list interrogated to see if they supported communism and to see if they were Russian spies. I mean, even the wealthiest of them all at the time couldn’t get around these interrogations. Also, Senator McCarthy had full support of J. Edger Hoover, director of the Federal Bureau of Intelligence at that time in history. In Salem in 1962, power struggling leaders wanting to disperse of
The third plane hit the western side of the Pentagon, and the fourth plane was targeted at the U.S. capitol, but it crashed into a nearby field. One reason for the attack was because of the U.S. foreign policy, Osama didn’t like how the U.S. support Israel. He thought that the U.S. foreign policy oppressed and killed Muslims. After the terrorist attack on September 11, many actions were made after this incident, like the Department of Homeland Security, the Patriot Act, and the Transportation Security Administration. First, the
Running head: THE RUN-UP TO THE WAR IN IRAQ Angela Johnson Professor Skolnik English 128.05 12 May 2009 Assignment # 12 Abstract The war in Iraq is believed to have started because of the attacks on the World Trade Centers on September 11, 2001. After the attacks on the Pentagon and both the World Trade Centers, George Bush devised a story to tell the Americans so they would be on his side and so they wouldn’t refute his plan. Bush came on television and told Americans, “You’re either with us or against us in this fight against terror.” This was one of the tactics Bush used to reel in Americans to fight in this war against Iraq with him. Bush wanted to
Bin Laden found this group in the late 1980s to defend and fight the Soviets who invaded Afghanistan. After the Soviets pulled out of their country, bin Laden decided that his group should not dissolve and should become the headquarter for future jihad. Following the four unfortunate events, the country was immediately put on full nuclear alert by the government. After a couple hours of investigation, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld made a statement that Osama bin Laden is the number one suspect of these attacks. Nine days after the attack on September 20, 2001, President George W. Bush released an ultimatum statement to the Taliban government of Afghanistan to turn Bin Laden over but the Talibans resisted and asked for evidence.
The Marines were attempting to stabilize the country, torn by a civil war between Christians, with Israel as their ally, and Muslims. Israel had invaded Beirut to displace the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), a terrorist group headed by Yassir Arafat until his death in 2004. An investigation was launched by the United States, which included a review of all facilities overseas, called the Inman Report. The report was prepared for the U.S. Department of State, and it investigated how the suicide bomber gained entry into the Marines’ compound. The determination was that the incident occurred due to lax security (CBS, 2005).
Final Paper: Operation Iraqi Freedom Juan Lizama Com/172 June 19, 2012 Nancy Long Operation Iraqi Freedom In September 11, 2001 the United States (US) was attacked by terrorist, and changed America forever. It also altered and heightened the security of the country. After the Taliban were defeated out of Afghanistan, president Bush, and his administration sought to other problems around the world. President Bush saw Iraq as the next fight in terrorism. The administration had to somehow convinced the United Nations (UN) that Iraq is not respecting and upholding the laws that they were supposed to be abiding by.
The Taliban countered demanding proof linking them to the attacks. On October 7, 2001, the United States began an aerial bombing campaign against the Taliban, with the goal of defeating al-Qaeda. The U.S. government claimed the invasion was to find bin Laden as well as other high-ranking members of al-Qaeda. They vowed to remove the Taliban from power. As well as creating a democratic state for the
The original issue was the protection of national security, which was compromised during the 9-11 attacks. To counteract those attacks, the Bush administration declared war on terrorism and built Guantanamo Bay Prison in Cuba. This prison was designed to hold the worst of the worst. Along with AUMF, Congress passed another act called the Military Commissions Act, in 2006, stripping all military courts of the right to hear Habeas Corpus, which was later repealed under the Obama administration in
One reason alone is why, the President has so ordered it. The CIA is acting under orders, as is the Military to do what ever it takes to find out information. The fifteenth and sixteenth paragraphs of an article named Military Lawyers Fought Policy on Interrogations by Josh White of the Washington Post Newspaper, puts the blame exactly where it belongs on who is responsible for this. “In 2002, the State Department's legal adviser expressed concerns that the Bush administration had ignored the Geneva Conventions in deciding how to treat captured members of al Qaeda and the Taliban. Because such captives have been categorized as "enemy combatants" and not prisoners of war, the administration has said the conditions of their detention are not governed by the Geneva Conventions, though they would be treated humanely.