Why Is American Foreign Policy Important

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Explain why the issue you have studied continues to be important today. The issues we have studied and that I am going to explore; are the impact that American Foreign Policy has had on Islamic fundamentalism and why fundamentalists have resorted to terrorism. American Foreign Policy on terrorism enabled America to interact with foreign Nations and set regulations. Recent acts of terrorism, 9/11, the slaughtering of Fusiliers Lee Rigby’s, and the shopping mall massacre in Kenya, prime examples of terrorism around the world, the people that committed these attacks are Muslim Islamic Fundamentalists; who abide by the laws of the Qur’an based on Sharia Law. Saudi Arabia discovered oil in 1932 which brought wealth and foreigners into Saudi,…show more content…
The countries that were targeted were; North Korea, Iraq, and Iran and were known as the “Axis of Evil”. However an Islamic sympathizer stated “the War on Terrorism is not about terrorist threats against the U.S, but instead is a religious and economic, unilateralist war waged against certain foreign states.” This suggests America is abusing its powers and the American Foreign Policy for America’s self-interests. From the countries in the “Axis of Evil” Iraq was the prime target. In 1980’s, the government run by Saddam Hussein was accused of trying to develop weapons of mass destruction. The U.N sent inspectors of weapons of mass destruction into Iraq but Saddam did not allow the inspectors to do their job, so the inspectors withdrew. After 9/11 the inspectors returned to Iraq. Bush was not satisfied with the progress, arguing that any delays disarming Saddam could be dangerous, as Saddam could be trading with Al-Qaeda. In March 2003 small coalition forces, mainly American’s and British went into Iraq and invaded, killing many civilians. Saddam was not found, but was later killed, nevertheless there were no weapons of mass destruction, and there was no obvious link between Al-Qaeda and Iraq. Congress woman Nancy Pelosi commented “The president led us into the Iraq war on the basis of unproven assertions without evidence; he embraced a radical doctrine of pre-emptive war unprecedented in our history; and he failed to build a true international coalition.” This quote suggests that America went to war on the assumption that Iraq was harnessing weapons of mass destruction, instead of gaining evidence first. This has damaged Americas relationship with other allies countries today, as the allies trusted America to tell truth and there was more sinister reasons for
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