septemter 11

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It's not beating on the Little Countries, It's Standing for what we Believe in, and Fighting for what is right

The United States of America is one of the most dominant countries out there, if not the most dominant country. When another country, or terrorist group crosses us, it is necessary for us as a country to defend our nation and our beliefs. Some believe that for the U.S. to retaliate is an immature and irrational decision to get "payback", when in actuality it's not payback but it is the U.S. showing no toleration for terrorism. As President Bush stated in his speech, "Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America."

The war against terrorism is not completely due to September 11 of 2001; the terrorist attacks on behalf of the Taliban go back to about a decade ago. The first of the attacks wasn't as severe as the most recent attack.

There was only one casualty at a bombing of a Yemen hotel, which was targeted towards American Soldiers. The next of the terrorist attacks were the bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa, which had a casualty count of over two hundred bodies. Then in October of 2000, there was an attack on a U.S. warship. Seventeen American soldiers died on the U.S.S. Cole off the coast of Yemen that day. As you can see there have been numerous terrorist attacks on the U.S. With time the attacks become more and more complex, and the United States sustain more and more casualties (Bergen 25).

Many believe that it is immoral for the United States and our Allies to retaliate against the small nations and terrorist organizations of whom violated us on that very day. I believe that as...