George W. Bush and War on Terror

By: Sydney Gwyn

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Facts

  • He was President when 9/11 happened
  • Sent American troops to the chaotic East African nation of Somalia.
  • Destroyed al-Qaeda terrorist training camps.
  • Disrupted al-Qaeda’s global operations and terrorist financing networks.
  • Helped Afghans put aside long-standing differences to form a new interim government that represents all Afghans (including women)
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War on Terrorism is the name given to the actions and other measures taken by the US, Britain, and other countries to destroy international terrorist groups, especially al-Qaeda after the 9/11 attack. It could also mean ubiquitous, but the meaning of the word "war" has evolved. War has been going on for 2,000+ years, war has meant something very conventional and traditional. The current war on terror is a completely unconventional, non-traditional type of conflict.


War is the opponent either giving up or vanquishing, with some form or armistice or truce. War can have multiple meanings that are non-violent because it becomes a political term meaning mass mobilization. With the exception of volunteer soldiers and their families, the war is very distant for Americans.

Making connections

  • Saddam Hussein - George W. Bush was President while the Iraq War happened.
  • Dick Cheney - He was the Vice President while George W. Bush was President
  • Guantanamo Bay - The United States prison was located here, along with Guantanamo Bay Naval Base.
  • Donald Rumsfeld - 13th and 21st United States Secretary of Defense while George W. Bush.