This figure of speech involves that the United States will stand strong after 9/11, nonetheless it will in like manner rebuke anyone that harms it. Also, declaration has made general society acknowledge there is a relationship amidst Hussein and the strikes of 9/11. A survey led in late 2003 uncovers that 70 percent of individuals met trust Hussein was specifically included with 9/11 (CBS September). This organization together is impossible in light of the fact that Osama container Laden 's has a solid contempt for the "unbeliever" administration of common Hussein. Shrubbery attempted to separate these affirmations: " 'There 's no doubt that Saddam Hussein had al Qaeda ties, ' the president said.
Even though the president does not have the power to declare war and his or her commanding power is limited to “Army and Navy”, the powers are usually expanded during wartimes. For example, President Lincoln and President Roosevelt have both expanded the power as commander in chief during wars (337). After the 9/11 attack, President George W. Bush declared that since he was the commander in chief, he had the power to make war and take any action that seemed fit in order to protect the citizens of the United States (338). The extreme claims of powers by Bush posed a potential threat to the system of balanced powers, however, it also shows how the position of commander in chief empowers the president largely in terms of foreign
In his “9/11 Address to the Nation” the 43rd President of the United States of America, George W. Bush assures that America will not be affected by the unruly and evil attacks carried out on September 11th, 2001. The President drafted this speech to resist the impending fear and questioning that American citizens around the country would soon be consumed by. Because 9/11 was the most impactful, yet devastating terrorist attack on the United States to date, Bush was not able to derive his thoughts from others’ ideas and speeches, thus he was forced to dig deep and extract the emotions and thoughts aroused by the “despicable acts.” Much like any great leader, President Bush wanted to stress the importance of instilling a sense of pride and resilience in the country and fellow countrymen and women to come together and remain as one. As the head of the “brightest beacon of freedom and opportunity” President George W. Bush declares that the United States of America will “remain strong” and appear unaffected as the country continues to build and rebound from the senseless acts of terrorism and hate. When being sworn into office, the elected presidential candidate must swear to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States to the best of his/her ability.
American Security Post 9/11 After going through the immeasurable shock and horror of the 9/11 attacks, Americans have joined together to create a more secure nation than existed previously. “Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shattered steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve”, these inspiring words from President George W. Bush after the 2001 terrorist attacks (Bush “Address”). Immediately following these attacks the American government was working towards creating a more secure nation. After the terrorist attack on September 11th, the United States responded by creating the Department of Homeland Security.
On January 16th, 1991, President George H. W. Bush publicly announced in the Address to the Nation the United States’ participation in the Gulf War. The Gulf War arose when Iraq accused Kuwait—rich in oil—of keeping the price of crude oil low, demanding it to forgive its thirty billion dollar debt in compensation for the acclaimed conspiracy (Smitha, n.d.). In this announcement, President Bush stated the United States’ just intentions for participating, and its goals. President Bush affirmed that other means to make Iraq leave Kuwait had been tried, but were unsuccessful. Thus, the US’s goal in this engagement was “…to drive [Iraq] from Kuwait by force.” Since the United States sought to fight an injustice: Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait for unbacked accusations, and pressures to forgive a debt, the Jus Ad Bellum theory would approve the United States’ participation in this
Robert Utley, author of the article “Whose Shrine Is It?” and former Chief Historian of the National Park Service, stated “ Only super-patriots oppose an Indian memorial, in the belief that it somehow dilutes the heroic image of Custer on the hilltop” (74). He stated this in 1992, in comparison with what the opinion of orthodox patriotism was before the 1950’s, orthodox patriotism has had quite a change. Although the term orthodox patriotism has changed, it has adopted a new argument- political correctness. A Special to The New York Times has an article named “Conflict Emerges Over Custer Park” published in 1991. The NYT article refers to the controversy about renaming the memorial and building a shrine commemorating the death of Native Americans in the Battle of Little Bighorn.
Who was to blame for Pearl Harbor? “December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy…. No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people, in their righteous might, will win though absolute victory.” President Franklin D. Roosevelt said this inspiring quote about the tragic event that occurred in Oahu, Hawaii. Many people have debated about who really was to blame for Pearl Harbor, could Roosevelt have done something to prevent it? Was their more to the story?
NSA hides the fact that they are monitoring on US citizens without the warrant as they find some connection between the person monitored and some illegal activity to justify their monitoring. At first, after the 9/11, President George W. Bush started a program of mass monitoring of US communication. He had started it without FISA Court’s knowledge and when the population find out about this Congress had to create and enact the FISA Amendment Act of 2008 and inside was the crucial Section 702 that, by law, validates mass monitoring over the last 7 years. These communication monitoring systems rely on these two statutes: FISA Amendment Act of 2008 (Section 702) and Patriot Act (Section 215). These statutes authorize modern PRISM system to collect metadata and content from the telephone companies.
(U) Introduction (U) Terrorism is a global threat that the United States and many countries around the world strive to contain and defeat. Since terrorists target the essence of Western values and the democratic system, the United States remains a desirable target of terrorism. In a 2002 survey, Freedom House found that 75 percent of the world 's countries were currently "free", but in the Middle East, the prominent breeding ground for terrorism, only 28 percent of countries followed a democratic rule. Identifying the top national security priorities of the United States, such as strengthening our national defense, combatting the persistent threat of terrorism and building capacity to prevent conflict, the National Security Strategy conveys the significant threat that terrorism poses to the American way of life. (U) In order to fight terrorism, the intelligence community needs to understand its causes and precursors.
Although the Vietnam War was an event of the past, the debate on America’s involvement in the war has been ongoing for several years. In his 1967 speech, Beyond Vietnam, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Junior states that America’s participation in the Vietnam War is unjust. By using a combination of figurative language, personal anecdotes, and emotional appeal, King is able to build a convincing argument for the unreasonable involvement of the United States in the war. To begin, King uses figurative language in the first half of his speech to highlight the destructive nature of the war, strengthening his overall position. Despite having a “shining moment” of “experiments, hopes, [and] new beginnings” during the struggle for human rights, King illustrates the Vietnam War as “broken and eviscerate” and a “political plaything of a society gone mad on war”.
In a letter from George Washington to Robert Orme, Washington “expressed an Inclination to serve the ensuing Campaigne as a Volunteer” referring to the topic, the French and Indian war, to be on America’s side of the conflict. This proved to be a wise choice considering Washington himself would become a main force in the later Revolutionary War and eventually become the first President of the United States, proving that Washington had indeed a certain hostility towards the opposing British. Another document, a map of America pre-war and post-war denotes just how hostile France’s relations with Britain’s are, as it is shown that France’s percentage of land was taken away immensely after the war unfolded. France also showed a growing bond with America through a mutual hate of the world’s bully,
The War of 1812 was the first invasion in American history. It was also the first time the U.S had ever declared on another country, which was signed on June 18, 1812 by President James Madison. Though congress eventually voted on war, both the House and Senate were severely divided. Federalists opposed the war because they believed they used it to promote their expansionist agenda. There were multiple causes of the war, Britain’s restrictions of U.S trade by the Orders in Council, the British navy capturing American seamen and forcing them to serve on the behalf of the British, and America’s desire for expansion.