A Political Cartoon Analysis

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The political event being discussed in this cartoon is the aftermath of the attack of the Twin Towers in New York City on the morning of September 9th 2001 carried out by the terrorist group Al-Qaeda. During this day two planes were hijacked and flown into the towers, a third plane attacked the Pentagon and the fourth landed on empty ground in Pennsylvania. The attacks cost the lives of over three thousand American lives including first responders. This unforgettable day changed the way the United States of America became as a country; more security protocols were taken into action, and the former President Bush decided to start The War on Terrorism a month later on the day of October 7th. President Bush 's main goal was to take out Al-Qaeda and also it be known on a televised address to a joint session of congress that the War on Terror ' 'will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped, and defeated."…show more content…
Based on how he portrayed the former president, the author believes that George Bush was missing the point about the War on Terror. Many people believed that President Bush 's War on Terror did nothing but harm the lives of millions of Iraqi, Afghanistanian, and Pakistani civilians and cost America billions of dollars. It is probable that the author thought that Bush 's actions over the course of the war were unnecessary and that he missed the most important part of it : taking down the man responsible for 9/11. Osama Bin Laden in drawn in the picture behind a deep in thought President Bush holding a sword and having an irritated expression, I think meaning behind this is : while President Bush was missing out on his true purpose for starting the War on Terror, Osama Bin Laden was already one step ahead of him and preparing to attack America once

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