War on Terror

by Dustin York

After the 911 call

After the attack of 9/11 president Bush started the war on terror in the middle east. Him and his vice president Dick Cheney lead a campaign against the terrorist group Al Qaeda. The war lead on into the next presidency of Barack Obama

Obama administration

During the Obama administration the president took more prisoners than before leading them to what is known as Guantanamo Bay a prison made for terrorists or people who pose a threat to the united states. Obama had a mission sent for the capture or execution of Al Qaeda's leader Osama Bin Laden, this mission lead to the execution of Bin laden and breaking down the hierarchy of Al Qaeda. With Al Qaeda in ruins a new Islamic terrorist group emerged this group is known as Isis or Isil which is a more radical group that take the Quran to serious.

5 Facts

1. The war was started after the attack on 9/11/2001.

2. The war's death toll is currently 1.3 million.

3. Al Qaeda is credited with several other bombing around the world including suicide bombers.

4. Al Qaeda is an Islamic word meaning "base".

5. Bush and Cheney had started their administration with a controversy but with the war on terror it brought Bush's approval rate up.