Essay on Dangers of the War on Terrorism

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Dangers of the War on Terrorism The President of the United State has used the phrases “War on Poverty”, “War on Drugs”, War on Illiteracy”, and the “War on Hunger,” when describing the problems Americans are facing. The term ‘war’ is used metaphorically to signify our willingness to devote vast resources, and immense amounts of time to a specified problem. No one seems to have a problem with these phrases as they do not signify our determination to die for the cause. The Civil War, World War II, and even the Vietnam War or Conflict designates our determination to give the lives of soldiers and spill the blood of the enemy to maintain our freedom. These “real” wars are fought under different set of rules, governing everything…show more content…
It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped, and defeated.” Even this definition expands when the President continues to include every nation in every region, is either with us or against us. “From this day forward, any nation that continue to harbor or support terrorism will be regarded by the United States as a hostile regime.” The president also defines our participation in the war by committing “every resource at out command—every means of diplomacy, every tool of intelligence, every instrument of law enforcement, every financial influence, and every necessary weapon of war—to the disruption and to the defeat of the global terror network.” The Presidents speech drew several ovations and was enthusiastically received, but what does it really mean. The portion of the War visible to U.S. citizens and the world has moved from the rural hills of Afghanistan to portions of Pakistan, and Iraq. The world now seems posed to see who will be identified as the next terror target. Korea, Iran, Syria, and Pakistan all have been suggested. Even if we systematically work our way through the more obvious targets, committing our efforts in each location, it won’t stop there. Every country that
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