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The United States War on Terror

The idea that pulling out of Iraq would save lives is ludicrous.

We have no choice as responsible citizens but to support the War on Terror; its objective is our own safety and the preservation of our liberties. Flouting it does us no good, and stopping it is little better than handing our country and the rest of the world over to terrorists. Can the war be won? Probably not in the sense of wiping every terrorist from the face of the planet forever, but it can be won in the sense of creating a united front in the face of which it is far more difficult for terrorists to operate. Outlawing murder does not eliminate murder from America, but it certainly deters it far more than in countries where crime is allowed to proliferate. Every effort at deterrence yields positive benefit, similarly to the way that using deadbolts and outside lights deters most criminals. Are there still terrorists that will stop at nothing to destroy America? Of course, but they will have to find ways around the multitude of prevention and detection mechanisms now in place. Moreover, the Iraq War is an overt statement to them that we will not simply stand back and allow them to operate without a fight.

Many strategies are already being employed against terrorism. The United States has stopped trading with countries that fund terrorism. More stringent airline safety and security measures are being taken. The intelligence community has adopted a more serious stance against terrorism. The Iraq War positions us to fight in the heartland of terrorism, the Middle East, where Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction(which U.S. inspectors never found but whose existence was verified by Hussein's top advisor, General Georges Sada(still pose a threat to the United States and where we can keep a watchful eye on the terrorists' home base (Sada, Rubenfeld). These are all excellent strategies, and to date there has been no further terroris

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