9/11 – President Bush Address

After reading President George W. Bush address after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack in New York City, I remember clearly the day the attack occurred.  In his speech, the President does not request a declaration of war against any country, but denounces the attack on Islamic extremism.  Since the 9/11 attack, the United States continues to be involved in the terrorist war in Middle East for the past 16 years.  I find the demands requested by President Bush in the speech interesting…“Deliver to United States authorities all the leaders of al Qaeda who hide in your land. (Applause.)  Release all foreign nationals, including American citizens, you have unjustly imprisoned.  Protect foreign journalists, diplomats and aid workers in your country. Close immediately and permanently every terrorist training camp in Afghanistan, and hand over every terrorist, and every person in their support structure, to appropriate authorities.  (Applause.)  Give the United States full access to terrorist training camps, so we can make sure they are no longer operating.”   Nearly 16 years later, I am not convinced any of these demands have been honored or voluntarily provided to the United States.  Therefore, I am very skeptical that any resolution will come from the Islamic nations to cooperate or stop the threats of terrorists in the world, and have to wonder if we are fighting another Vietnam War with no finite ending.


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