(Haass, 2009) If war is the only answer to save lives, yes it is justifiable not matter the time or the place. When innocent people are being used as pawns for some deranged individual's advantage. Yes war is justifiable. With this reason being by far the most important, according to Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations, the first Iraq war was justifiable, the second was not. Haass argued that "the United States could have done more to contain Saddam though strengthening sanctions.
However, the U.S. was never to sign the treaty or join the League of Nations Woodrow Wilson's ideas for peace were well rooted in thought, but in politically applying his ideas, he made unchangeable mistakes. In heading up the peace conference, Wilson made a serious mistake by not included World War One introduced the terrifying new concept of total war to an unsuspecting world. Nationalism and delusions of world conquest turned civilians into soldiers. Before the war, humans were developing technology at the fastest rate in history. After the war ended, President Wilson and the rest of the Allied leaders were responsible for the challenge of putting Europe back together the way one might piece together a jigsaw puzzle.
The evidence shows that President Roosevelt wanted to make the US apart of the war and took any means necessary. He promised to keep American soldiers out of any foreign wars but also made promises to Britain that America would help them in the war. The secrecy of the attack caused America to lose over 2,000 servicemen, 188 planes to be destroyed, and eighteen naval vessels to be sunk or heavily damaged. The attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 was known by Washington and FDR, but was kept from the Hawaiian
The quote “After all that has just passed, all the lives taken, and all the possibilities and hopes that died with them, it is natural to wonder if America’s future is one of fear.” was the beginning of Bush’s speech to all the people of America. No one at the time knew what our future was going to hold, or what dangers we had to face ahead at any point in time. It was just a waiting game, and even the President had no idea what was to come. Bush held a very calm tone with his speech, but he projected the opposed ideas to the situation to prove the determination, not just as the President, but as an American citizen. Britain’s Prime Mister, Tony Blair, spoke his speech to the Labour Party about the families and loved ones of the 9/11 victims at the church service for the British victims held in New York.
First, he became a more focused and more disciplined version of Bush when it came to counter terrorism policy: He killed Osama bin Laden, pulverized al Qaeda, and has so far prevented another attack on the continental United States. Protecting the homeland is the organizing principle of a nation's foreign policy. If you can't do that, you really don't need a foreign policy. Second, Obama committed himself to (and is succeeding in) extricating America from the two longest wars in our history -- wars that were among our most pointless, given what we sacrificed and what we've gotten in return. Third, he kept us out of new ones.
There exists laws of, but it is prudent that one understand that war; even with laws can and never will be clean and moral. Now we face a new war, the War on Terrorism. In this war we hope to not cause deaths to civilians and/or non-combatants, while the enemy attempt the exact opposite. Additionally the enemy hides among civilians and non-combatants, thus mitigating the advantage that America and its Allies have regarding firepower and resources. This method also allows them to operate purely within the civil population.
Pros and Cons of Closing Guantanamo Bay American National Government Instructor: Nicole Reale Janet Talley October 29, 2012 Pros and Cons of Closing Guantanamo Bay After researching and much reading, I found it hard to write solely on keeping Guantanamo Bay open. Before I read all the information that I did, I was dead set that we should keep it open, but now I am not so sure about my thoughts. I do feel that we need to give the President the right to make decisions in war times and even when the United States of America has been exposed to terrorist. The Scope of the President’s independent war powers is notoriously unclear, and courts are understandably reluctant to issued constitutional rulings that might deprive the federal government as a whole the flexibility needed to respond to crises. As a result, courts often look for signs that Congress has either supported or opposed the President’s actions and rest their decisions on statutory grounds.
Many said that the attacks were about religions or something of that sort, but the attacks were about far more than religion. In Osama’s first television debut he mentioned that the U.S. can avoid another attack like the Sep.11 attack if the U.S. stops threatening the security of the Muslims. The U.S. government insists that the motive for the Sep.11 attack was because of the U.S. support of Israel, the presence of U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia, and sanctions against Iraq. The President at the time, which was George Bush called for a “War on Terror” that would continue until all of the terrorists groups had been found, captured, and defeated to prevent attacks like this in the future. In this interview Bin Laden said he order the Sep 11 attack because of injustices against the Lebanese and Palestinians by
The U.S did not have to kill millions of innocent civillians just to make Japan surreneder. Japan was ready to surrender because they knew they would lose a war agasint the U.S, Japan was afraid they have awoken a "Sleeping Giant". After the U.S attacked the
President George W. Bush declared, “Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve”. (History) A day that has changed the way we think and the way do things. Take nothing for granted, especially from your loved ones, you never know when they will be taken from