Monthly Archives: September 2011

Plan of Dealing with the POWs of the war on terror

When the war on terror first started it left the United States in a bind of how to deal with those they captured. The Geneva Conventions stated that all prisoners of war (POWs) had to be treated humanely and not subject … Continue reading

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Whose Fault is it Anyway?

In the Greek myth when Heracles faced the Hydra he discovered that no matter how many times he decapitated the beast another two heads would grow back. The creature’s only weakness was that only one of its heads was immortal … Continue reading

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Emily Burke

Vietnam was the first televised war and the horrors that were suddenly present on every newsstand and in every living room in America were jaw-droppingly horrific. American’s reactions were those of anger, shock, and a surge of distrust for the … Continue reading

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Hornbaker

What should we do with the prisoners that we have captured?  Most of these people we have captured come from some sort of terrorist background.  Because of this we can’t release these prisoners because some may come back and try … Continue reading

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If the Decision was Mine

President Bush was faced with the decision on how to handle the War on Terror and had to make decisions specifically about how to classify those who fall into American hands during the war. There were basically two options; they … Continue reading

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The Normality of being Dishonorable

The events at Abu Ghraib were undoubtedly humiliating and disgusting to many Americans. The photographs captured our “honorable” men and women of the U.S military doing “dishonorable” acts. It came as a shock to many because our military is supposed … Continue reading

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How to protect a Nation:

It takes a special kind of person to handle to stress of being The President of the United States. Seriously, imagine that the main objective of your job is to protect an entire nation while staying obligated to multiple allied … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Reading an Author’s Work and Actually Meeting Them in Person

When reading books, readers get a slight glimpse into an author’s mind.  Some are dull, some are hilarious, and some are just the right mix of humor and seriousness.  When I read Reza Aslan’s Beyond Fundamentalism, I thought parts of … Continue reading

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Imminent Attacks

Hannah Bowers September 28, 2011                 I really enjoyed reading the article by Alan Deshowitz, I found it interesting and I learned a lot from reading it.  In the article it said that the change in Article 51 should say … Continue reading

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A word from your fearless leader…

After reading the article from independent.co.uk “Alan Derchowitz: Should we fight terror with torture?” I’ve interpreted this prompt as an invitation to discuss the best way to balance the legitimate need for information and intelligence from possible terrorist forces against … Continue reading

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