Senseless Acts of Violence
In “This Isn’t a “Legal” Matter, This Is War” Charles Krauthammer elucidates how significant it is that the United States of America needs to recognize that these terrorist are not just criminals, but they are “deadly, vicious warriors and need to be treated as such” (237). The actions of these lethal warriors are absurd and inhuman. The United States needs to make examples of these terrorists in whatever way possible. By doing this, it may decrease the future concerns of catastrophic incidents happening in the U.S. society and lessen the fear instilled from the attacks of September 11, 2001. This happens to be one of the most prevailing devastations to ever happen to the United States. It was an awfully tragic day in history and will never be forgotten. Krauthammer adequately argues about the problem of terrorism in America by appealing to emotion, regressing to past events, and providing a solution.
In particular, Krauthammer presumes that by appealing to emotion in his argument that this will assist his views and persuade others opinions with the problem of terrorism in America.
This is a formidable enemy. To dismiss it as a bunch of cowards perpetrating senseless acts of violence is complacent nonsense.... Nor are their acts of violence senseless. They have a very specific aim. To avenge alleged historical wrongs and to bring the great American satan to its knees (237)
Krauthammer gives no sorrow for these terrorists; he suggests that they all need to be treated with disrespect and serve the penalty because of the appalling actions that they have committed. Krauthammer makes it clear that these terrorists should not be able to get away with such actions. “You bring criminals to justice; you rain destruction on combatants. This is a fundamental distinction that can no longer be avoided. The bombings of Sept. 11, 2001, must mark a turning point. War was long ago declared on us. Until we declare war in return, we will have...