Arguments For And Against The Afghan War On Terror

2718 words, 11 pages

Intro Sample...

The U.S war on terror focused on Al Qaeda is more an emotional war than a practical one as Al Qaeda is just a small fraction of the Taliban, therefore we should stop wasting lives and money for a mission that is absolutely impossible.

Almost ten years ago the Al Qaeda terror network, at the time harbored in Afghanistan, attacked the United States of America. (When the last clouds of ash got extinguished, a wave of anger and fear among our citizens caught fire.) (And there where many people fell asleep forever, an army awoke.) (There, where one nightmare had found its ending, another was about to begin.) As an answer on the terror attack of September 11, the Bush administration started the so called “global war on... View More »

Body Sample...

Bush rejected the Taliban`s ambassador`s intention to deliberate and the war had begun. The United Nations reported a humanitarian catastrophe: over 20.000 U.S fatalities have appeared in Afghanistan and the soldiers who left as vivid and prosperous young man have returned as damaged, empty souls. According to Psychiatric services, 25 - 56% of returned soldiers suffered from posttraumatic stress disorder, depression and reintegration problems.
But, according to Bush, the final result is worth the sacrifices. To prevent terrorist attacks in the future, to save the world of western society, we should keep aiming our attacks at Afghanistan. Obama emphasizes that the war will not last forever. The American and international troops that are present in Afghanistan at the moment will attempt handing over responsibility to Afghan authority. We`ll see whats happening on the ground, and then we`1l decide, it will be a military decision Consequently these troops will be withdrawn by July of 2011. The additional American and international troops will allow us to accelerate handing over responsibility to afghan forces and allow us to begin the transfer of our forces out of Afghanistan in July of 2011.(wikileaks report 2004-2010) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Dec 3, 2009.) To make this a succes, we also need the help of neighbor countries. Pakistan`s government (CSI) is following a clearly laid out policy in order to fight terrorists.(ny times, wikileaks) By doing so, Obama wants to suggest maintaining power over there ...

Read More

Related Essays on Arguments For and Against the Afghan War On Terror

  • Cali Hills

    11370 words, 46 pages

    Way up in dem Cali Hills, burnin like the sun set Anybody with a attitude, ima take it outta context Ridin with them big things, lookin like a bomb threat Bin Laden beard, afghan in a bomb vest, stranded on the death row Makavali's on the benz truck, kicks retro She wanna gaze at the stars Through a panoramic view, pullin haze out the jar AKA, I'm the best in the flesh Getting blessed on the jet, it's a way to reflect Hard work pays off, a boss, Cant you tell By the bottles in the pail, and the models that we share I'm into Real Estate, and the realest state

    View Document »

    Afgan Officer

    1654 words, 7 pages

    An Afghan officer, NATO behind him, leads an assault In the tug of war between the increasingly robust Afghan Army and a potent - if much smaller - enemy, Colonel Shah is the kind of commander that his Canadian advisers like. Shah has earned a reputation for moving quickly, sometimes spearheading a mission just after receiving last-minute intelligence. In response, the Canadians have given him considerable latitude, deferring to him as commander even as they provide essential support. On this day, after a brief lull in the gunfire, Shah directs his men to send a barr

    View Document »

    Afghan Women And The Taliban

    1009 words, 5 pages

    Although women in Afghanistan have had a rather hard life, there is still hope for them after the Taliban. Women have suffered under Taliban rule with poor healthcare, virtually no rights, and a huge decrease in education. Since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, Afghan women have much more to be thankful for. Throughout many years of conflict, Afghan women have been left with under equipped and under staffed healthcare services. Once the Taliban took over Afghanistan, the death toll had significantly risen. For Afghan women, their greatest obstacle is child birth. On

    View Document »

    The French Revolution

    12582 words, 51 pages

    1999 Introduction The articles reproduced below were written to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Great French Revolution. The events here described are just as relevant and inspirational now as they were then. The French revolution is an endless source of lessons for modern socialists and working class activists. The present republication therefore requires no particular justification. However, as the articles in question were written ten years ago, they contain several references to the contemporary scene which are perhaps not so relevant as they were then. In particular, the reference

    View Document »

    Impact Of The Terror On Soviet Society In The Late 1930s

    1786 words, 8 pages

    In the late 1930’s, the purges and show trials which comprised the Terror, had a significant impact on Soviet society. The Communist party was coerced in powerlessness, the working class suffered considerably, both physically and psychologically, and copious members of the intelligentsia were exiled or killed as a direct result of the Terror. Furthermore the military was damaged, as many of the leaders of the Party’s formerly powerful Red Army were purged. The purges and show trials aimed to terrorise Soviet society into compliance with Stalin’s regime, and ‘remove potential enemies,’ to allow

    View Document »

    How Far Do You Agree That Stalins Paranoia Was The Greatest Cause Of The Great Terror

    1254 words, 6 pages

    How far do you agree that Stalin's paranoia was the main cause of The Great Terror? Between the years 1936 and 1938 Russia experienced the Great Terror as a result of Stalin using the secret police to persecute all those he believed to be a threat to his power. The result was more than 10 million deaths in Russia. Many reasons are said to be the cause of The Great Terror. Stalin's paranoia being one of the considered causes Terror as he feared he would fall from power like other key members of Communist Party like Trotsky and Bukharin. Other considered reasons include

    View Document »

    Are British Muslims Are Presented In A Negative Context In The British Newspapers

    10547 words, 43 pages

    Introduction: (Aims, Objectives and Research Question) The aim of this study was to find out if British Muslims are presented in a negative context in the British Newspapers. Being a British Muslim and not wearing the Hijab (an Islamic term for headscarf) I have not experienced any form of racism. However talking to many Muslim individuals in an Islamic discussion on “Jihad” held in the London Muslim Centre (In the East End of London)in Aug 2005, it gave me the opportunity to talk to other Muslims about their experiences following the 7/7 2005 attack. Muslim men

    View Document »


    5371 words, 22 pages

    A combination of political, economic, and moral considerations led the U.S. government to oppose Soviet dominance of Eastern Europe. President Truman took a strong stance against the Soviet territorial advances, advocating a policy of containment. Under this policy, the U.S. would not attempt to change the post–World War II situation in Europe, but it would work to prevent further Soviet expansion through peaceful or military means. After the close of World War II, a new and very different conflict rose to the forefront of American national attention: the Cold War.

    View Document »

    War Poetry

    3555 words, 15 pages

    "Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind." "It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war." (John F. Kennedy) "Nothing in life is as exhilarating as to be shot at without result." (Sir Winston Churchill) The horror and heroism of the First World War have provided somber and inspiring themes for a whole

    View Document »

    Male Chauvinism In Traditional Afghan Society

    1503 words, 7 pages

    ENGL 1B-2120 In the story, A Thousand Splendid Sun, the author Khaled Hosseini gives insight to the social and political changes in Afghanistan from 1964 to 2003. During this period, Afghanistan was going through a political shift from Communism to Warlords (like that of the Taliban). This tug of war between the tribal laws and Communism also reflects what was happening among the Afghan people. Some Afghans were open to change, while some wanted it to remain the same.  In the midst of these changes, Hosseini introduces an antagonistic character by the name of Rasheed. Rasheed is a sex

    View Document »

More Popular Essays

Research help is just moments away!