Well the answer to this questions is no. According to CNN, “The CIA had quite a bit of information about two of the hijackers and their presence in the United States before 9/11,” and their threat reports was shared with Bush administration official but even after multiple warnings, the Bush administration was not able to respond to these threats appropriately (Bergen P). Even though it is clear that NSA spying would not resolve in the prevention of such a detrimental terrorist attack, it is still their reason on continuing the program. The NSA also did not prevent the Boston bombing on April 15, 2013, which killed three people and wounded more than 260 people (Levitz J). The NSA spends around $2 billion each year but the results that the government is getting is not quite promising (Sahadi J).
Introduction George Tenet played a pivotal role in working with the CIA to removing the Taliban from Afghanistan and seeking out Bin Laden. The failure of not finding weapons in Iraq had forced him to resign from his position. CIA leadership went into a major shake-up during President Clinton’s second term. President Clinton appointed George Tenet as the Director of the CIA mainly because he was the only one that could be confirmed. President Clinton was not really a person that wanted the CIA to be involved in any covert operations or wanting to make world transformations and this made Tenet an important person to Clinton.
The Patriot Act was ultimately supposed to protect Americans from terrorism by giving the government more power. According to the ACLU, the Act contained many flaws. It gave law enforcement freedom to search homes with only suspicions of terrorism, with no warrant involved. Not only did the government not have a warrant but gave no warning either before nor after the searches. It also gave the government the right to medical and tax records as well as the books bought and borrowed by Americans.
According to Peter Beinart, for a year and a half Tenet and the CIA repeatedly tried to temper the Pentagon and the White House hyping of the Iraq threat (2003). Perhaps if Tenet hadn’t been so patient or friendly with the White House, his voice would have been heard and respected. Additionally, Tenet loyalty to the president and his administration caused him to lose the truth and his responsibility to have the truth heard. He became too involved in the politics of the day and helping the administration use intelligence to justify a decision already made rather than informing them with data to make an informed decision. Instead of having the courage to tell what should be told, he opted to tell the parties what they wanted to hear.
Eisenhower had no love whatsoever for McCarthy and his plan was to take him down. Though condemning him was not the proper way to approach the disaster McCarthy created, for Eisenhower did not want to upset any of the Republican Party who had jumped on the McCarthy bandwagon. McCarthy helped himself to his own destruction when he began publicly condemning the United States Army. This lasted a mere eight weeks before the Army attacked back. Overall, “McCarthyism” did nothing but hurt the United States.
It took William Jefferson Clinton seven month to realize that people need apologies not for the deed, but for the lies. A close look at the speech opens a wide range of elements did not manage to make it truly appealing for the citizens of the United States of America. In his speech, Mr. Clinton admitted he did a wrong thing and at the same time he did not truly show how much he regretted that his “misbehavior” lead to irreversible consequences in his private and political life. The key failure of the speech is that Mr. Clinton moved the accent away from the affair he had to the necessity to concentrate on more important things. In other words he told the society that they are stuck on unserious matters, while important political events are taking place.
Gun Control: Why Must The Government Step In? Gun control has always had problems since the 1100s. It was never guaranteed if they were going to fire or jam. During that time period the government was already fighting to have guns taken away from the citizens. Due to the all the issues that the American people were going through, the government came together and wrote the second amendment and put it into act in December of 1791.The constitution was put in writing for a reason.
The Iran Contra Affair is one of the black marks that were left on Reagan’s presidency. The former President has distanced himself from the affair ever since it was disclosed in November 1986 that arms were secretly sold to Iran with profits going to the Nicaraguan rebels, sometimes denying outright he had any knowledge of critical events and sometimes issuing blurred statements about his involvement. This event happened halfway through Reagan’s second term his popularity was high going into his second term. But as this event occurred his presidency was called into suspicion. Unshredded documents and interviews with several major players indicate that the actions, which ran counter both to the Administration's much-publicized policy of no
This has all changed after the September 11th terrorist attacks. Many citizens feel that privacy has been taken away as one of the American rights given by the United States Constitution. The USA Patriot Act of 2001 is an acronym for Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing
However, 535 Million dollars went into building this state-of-the-art facility says Anthony Watts in his article. Solyndra locked its doors for one last time six months after opening them. The government should have foreseen what happened and spent the tax payers dollars of something else. This infuriated tax payers, that their hard earned money is going toward wasteful government spending. The government is obviously careless about how they spend our tax dollars.