Why Did Bush Fight Terrorism?

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The Founders of the Constitution wanted to create a strong central government but were concern about it having unlimited power as they new it could be dangerous. As James Madison wrote, “Ambition must be made to counteract ambition” (1). Once the Constitution was complete it was a government with three branches (Executive, Legislative, Judicial) that were independent of each other but which had checks and balance over the action of the others. In this essay, we will see how Bush has attempted to fight terrorism and some of the checks and balances of the Judicial and Legislative branches that were for and against his policy. On September 11, in 2001, four planes were hijacked by Al Qaeda terrorists and were then used as human missiles again US targets. After this, the United States prepared to go to Afghanistan where Al Qaeda was located. Once in war, the United States began to capture prisoners which they flew to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. President Bush then had…show more content…
The Supreme court ruled that the Military commissions that were to try the detainees lack "the power to proceed because its structures and procedures violate both the Uniform Code of Military Justice and the four Geneva Conventions signed in 1949." (3). This basically stated that President Bush didn’t have authority to set up tribunals at Guantanmo Bay and that the military commissons were illegal under the Uniform Code of Military Justice and the Geneva convention. Soon after this ruling, Congress voted for, and President Bush signed in place the Military Commission Act of 2006. This Act was to “authorize trial by military commission for violation of the law of war and for other purposes.(4). This Law went before the Supreme court again where part of it was (sect 7) was found to be

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