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Was The War In Afghanistan Effective

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I agree with the scholar’s theories because it is based on the fact that certain wars do not bring freedom and liberty for the humanity. A good example is the war in Vietnam. The domino theory of Eisenhower messed up a nation. Wrong Analogy created a huge problem for the United States. The US could not get out of the zone because if they did, the whole world would see the failure. The US would look beneath Russia. The war in Afghanistan was a mistake because of several reasons: 1) it is true that the September 11 attack occurred from Afghanistan, but no clear evidence show that Osama has been part the one behind it. The Taliban argued the same thing. They said that if the US can prove it was ...view middle of the document...

First, since I am from there and lived some of the sad days of the war on terrorism, I observed lives of many innocent people being taken away. It is not morally and ethically correct decision. One of the scholars that I mentioned stated that everything that President Bush wanted became a success by 2005, so why stay longer and create a disaster that most probably the future presidents of the US for example President Obama cannot get out of? No president wants to be the first one to lose a war. In my opinion a politician should consider the ethical, moral and rights of humanity when making an important decision that affects humanity. Afghanistan War was a mistake just like the war in Vietnam. President Obama made no “specific policy announcements” regarding the issue, but he did talk about the “criticism that he would get bogged down in Afghanistan, allowing that war to turn into a second Vietnam” (Stolberg). He stated that “We must never forget that this is not a war of choice. This is a war of necessity. Those who attacked America on 9/11 are plotting to do so again. If left behind, the Taliban insurgency will mean an even larger safe haven from which Al Qaeda would plot to kill more Americans” (Stolberg). Clearly no other attacks have occurred in the US since 9/11. Between 9/11 and now, Osama was executed in Pakistan, the US captured many of his allies, and the first election in the history of Afghanistan is on its way. Why the US is still fighting? President Obama is saying that the war is a necessity. It is not. It was supposed to be over in 2005, but now, the US is interfering with the culture and believes of afghan people. By doing so, the foreign policy of the US got a different shape for itself. Now the US is there to clear out ethnic and language problems in Afghanistan. As one war ends the next one begins. Then he goes on to say that “this is not only a war worth fighting. This is fundamental to the defense of our people” (Stolberg). In a philosophy there is a theory a problem is never gone because every action and decision that one make, brings another problem with it. The war on terrorism was long gone. The war on humanitarian intervention and human rights is now started as a result of the terrorism war. This war will never be successful for the United States because Afghanistan has the culture and belief that dates back probably thousands of years ago. Far away from the United States western culture. The question is that how can the United Sates apply western belief into people of...

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