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Election Essay

Election Essay

Vinnie Maggio
Honors Election Essay

The War on Terror has been a topic of debate since 2001. After the attack on the World Trade Centers, America embarked on a mission to protect our freedom and protect our Nation. There is more than just one side to this story, as is all stories. To America, the war is to ensure we are physically safe from terrorist attacks. To who we are fighting, it can be called a holy war.
This is a quote from a speech given by George W. Bush addressing the war, “Five years into this battle, there is an understandable debate over whether the war was worth fighting, whether the fight is worth winning, and whether we can win it. The answers are clear to me: Removing Saddam Hussein from power was the right decision -- and this is a fight America can and must win. The men and women who crossed into Iraq five years ago removed a tyrant, liberated a country, and rescued millions from unspeakable horrors.” I picked this quote because it is what John McCain also believes in. John McCain went on the news show “The O’ Reilly Factor” and stated that we need to finish the war because we are winning and to stop now would be a waste. Senator Obama says he has a plan and McCain does not. I find this an incorrect statement because the plan may take long, but first we need to win in Iraq. I personally feel that making a timeline of the withdrawal of the troops is a bad idea because you are telling the terrorists when it’s safe to take over again and attack America. Also, Barrack Obama states in his piece platform that he will bring home the combat soldiers. The actual amount of combat soldiers is only 1/3 of the army.
One of the main objectives for the war now is to stabilize the Iraqi government and get it running by itself. As mentioned before, Barrack Obama intends to bring the troops back by the summer of 2010. Senator Obama believes that there is no militaristic way to make the Iraqi government work. The Iraqi people are enraged and want to...

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