Foreign Policy and Terrorism

The War On Terror

As everyone is well aware of, we are and have been fighting a war on terror for some time now. This is not an easy thing to do without collateral damage. In an ideal situation we would have government forces aiding us in removing this threat from the world but that’s not always the case. Even if our president won’t admit we are at war, that doesn’t change the fact that these terrorist goal is to take down this nation at any cost and that’s the problem.

This administration has weakened our military strength and our standing on the world stage. For over 100 years, the world has looked upon this great nation for help in times of trouble. This is not because we are a warring nation but because we value peace, freedom and liberty above all. Whenever there is a great injustice in the world, it has been up to the US to step in. This has been done both militarily and diplomatically. Until recent times, the evil in the world knew not to mess with the US because of our great military and it’s leadership. September 11, 2001 was the first attack on US soil since Pearl Harbor in 1944. That should show you that all people knew of our strengths and our passion to protect that which we hold dear – Freedom.

peace_strengthPeace Through Strength

One of the main goals of the US government should be to maintain a strong military presence. A military so strong and capable that no one dare mess with us. Over the years of fighting these terrorist, this administration has not been forthcoming in what needs to be done. They go in and only get small victories but with no real damage. It’s time we deal with those who spread terror not by giving them a black eye but by putting them down permanently. We need to insist that if a country has terrorist living within it borders, they either assist us or give us full autonomy to do what needs to be done. People are tired of fighting these terrorist by taking out a few key people only to see them regroup stronger than before. We should also cut any assistance to countries who harbor¬†terrorist. This should not a be a long drawn out process if done correctly. It’s time we end this war on terror for good before it take root here in America.

It is a proven fact that peace can be achieved if our strengths outweigh those of our enemies.

Miyagi said it best in the movie “The Karate Kid” – 1984

Daniel: Hey – you ever get into fights when you were a kid?
Miyagi: Huh – plenty.
Daniel: Yeah, but it wasn’t like the problem I have, right?
Miyagi: Why? Fighting fighting. Same same.
Daniel: Yeah, but you knew karate.
Miyagi: Someone always know more.
Daniel: You mean there were times when you were scared to fight?
Miyagi: Always scare. Miyagi hate fighting.
Daniel: Yeah, but you like karate.
Miyagi: So?
Daniel: So, karate’s fighting. You train to fight.
Miyagi: That what you think?
Daniel: [pondering] No.
Miyagi: Then why train?
Daniel: [thinks] So I won’t have to fight.
Miyagi: [laughs] Miyagi have hope for you.