Fisher proposes valuable points about the possible outcome of this trial if Bales was to be set free by the American court system. I believe this complication could be bypassed by the US if they would simply allow Afghanistan to try SSG Bales for the crime he committed on their own soil. Allowing Bales the right to be tried in America was the first mistake made by our nation’s justice system. According to Fisher, Bales would be needed to “grab the pooper scooper to our nation’s justice and “bail” us out of this one.” Our nation has allowed this voluntarily, jeopardizing their own reputation for the rights of a criminal. Removing Bales from Afghanistan to be tried in the US has provoked worldwide controversies between countries in the Middle East against the US.
I didn’t think that if Batman killed the Joker he would be wrong to and if would basically be the same as vigilantes, taking the law into their own hands. I liked how the authors compared terrorism to this situation, it would not be fair if we tortured terrorist to tell us information. America is looked at as a superpower and a place where everyone comes for freedom, I feel if we start using water torture and other means to get information out of our enemies we would become just as bad as they are. I feel like the answer to both of these situations is no. Batman should not kill the Joker and we should not be torturing our enemies to get information out of them.
There is a subtle fallacy embedded in the traditional ‘ticking bomb’ argument for torture to save lives.” Some of the U.S. leaders use the classic torture-one-to-save-many scenario to argue that torture is justifiable and sounds plausible. Some people would agree that using torture in the “ticking time bomb” scenario is justifiable, but it is hypothetical and unrealistic and bears no relation to the circumstances. The argument is fallacious and irrelevant because these situations rarely
Deneice Collins Instructor Williams English 1010 11 October 2012 Rhetorical Analysis of “President George W. Bush speech on the 9-11 attack On September 11, 2001 President Bush “Address to the Nation on 9-11-01” spoke on the series of deadly terrorist acts that took thousands of lives. In Bush’s view, “these acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat”. However, they failed because according to Bush we have the strongest country in the world. I feel no one deserved to go through such a lost. The anger the terrorist had against America is unethical.
One other logical fallacy that as recognized was circular reasoning, which means the conclusion of an argument is hidden in the argument’s premise. For example, cigarettes are dangerous because they ruin your health. The repetition of the key terms or ideas is not real evidence. (Goshgarian 25) In Murdock’s article, “Terrorist do not simply “threaten” us, nor does Homeland Security merely shield American from “future attacks” these things are true, but it is more persuasive to acknowledge what these people have done and hope to do once more: Wipe us out.” (Murdock “Terrorism” Handout) This specific phrase from Murdock’s article is circular reasoning because terrorist means terror or threaten and security means to keep safe. By Murdock using these words, it’s considered a circular reasoning because of the repetition of what terrorists and Homeland Security supposed to
Dropping the bomb on an already defeated country would damage the moral leadership of United States. We should show our values and humane cares. Killing civilians is inhumane and unnecessary since we’re so close to winning. We can even continue fighting with soldiers and still win. Also, by not using the bomb, the U.S won’t be held responsible for all the innocent lives lost from the bombings and won’t feel shameful for the lives lost.
Many Americans think that safety is important and are willing to give up their civil liberties and first amendment rights; but then where does it stop? If the government is allowed to do whatever they want under the guise of combating terror, then America will surely cease to be a democratic republic. In the book “The Dark Side” written by Jane Mayer, it is stated that some in the extreme right wing of the Republican Party believe that there are too many civil liberties and too many checks and balances against the Executive Branch and that these should be removed (Mayer, 2008, p. 6). The “Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism” Act of 2001 (USA PATRIOT act), that was enacted after 9/11, has many sections that take away the rights of Americans, most of which were probably never even read by the members of congress. One of the many horrors that this act allows is the legality of the law enforcement to acquire and view e-mails sent via the World Wide Web as well as phone numbers that you have dialed without first informing you or without obtaining a court order.
The Real Effects of Torture “If we are unwilling to torture, we should be willing to wage modern war.”(Harris). This quote is from the article “In Defense of Torture” where author Sam Harris makes a stance stating that torture should be legal. Throughout this article Harris makes comparisons between the lives of innocent people and the lives of terrorists and other war criminals. His main point of argument is that dropping a bomb on a foreign country creates collateral damage killing some innocent people along the way, and that collateral damage is more detrimental to a foreign country than torturing people for information. Harris provides a good point of argument with these examples, however, this argument is flawed.
War on Terrorism Habeas Corpus Rules Charlyn Russell POL201 American National Government Instructor: Teri Kuffel 09/01/13 War on Terrorism Habeas Corpus Rules The system of detaining will not work to decrease the risk on terrorist attacks, which is most likely the reason of Guantanamo and the "War on Terrorism" unfortunately a system intended to help our government succeed in its cases can ultimately lead the investigators to show less rigidity than they would require winning in a regular court arrangement. It is dangerous to have rigged rules because of the negative influence the truthfulness of terrorism investigations have. By wrongly identifying people as a terrorist by putting together disorderly information can
Re-birthing Dreams Shocking statistics suggest a new kind of recession in today's age of knowledge: specifically, the decline of American college graduates, which is caused by students dropping out of school. As David Leonhardt informs the readers of the New York Times, the majority of dropouts are lower-income students. In his article, "The College Dropout Boom," Leonhardt addresses the issue further by explaining why the poor leave college, how they need help, and how dropping out negatively impacts their lives. Leonhardt's extensive propositions are united by a common thread: money. In other words, the contemporary pressure for money influences many lower-income students to enter college with inadequate funds, which ultimately forces them to drop out of college.