Obama and the War on Terror

By: John Allen


  • "What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war. What I am opposed to is the cynical attempt by Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz and other
  • Obama has frequently been praised for his "principled opposition" to the war.
  • The war distracted us from catching bin laden.
  • Obama was out of date in saying the Iraqi government has “$79 billion,” when he argued that the US should stop spending money on the war in Iraq.
  • You don’t defeat a terrorist network that operates in eighty countries by occupying Iraq.

Map of the War of Terror

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War of Terror?

The War of Terror is also known as the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), is a term applied to the international military campaign that started after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States. The campaign led to an international campaign to eliminate al-Qaeda and other militant organizations. Homeland Security is the department created to fight the war on terror.


  • The US created Al-Queda and ISIS
  • pretrial detention of suspects in the "War on Terrorism", including those held


    Guantánamo Bay.
  • There is a possibility that Saddam gave Al-Queda a safe haven and training place.