BBC News Analysis of the 'War on Terror'


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What is the purpose of George W Bush's 'War on Terror' and what does it mean to the world? Has America's conduct in the 'War' shattered the coalition built up after September 11, 2001?

Five years after the terror attacks on September the 11th, the BBC takes a look at the 'War on Terror', its successes, its failures, and its consequences.

The BBC Article, written by Paul Reynolds, surveys all of those things. Here are some excerpts:

On deteriorating support:

Whereas Le Monde declared the day after 9/11: "We are all Americans now", a placard at a demonstration in London recently read: "We are all Hezbollah now".

On involving Iraq:

The problem is that many governments and peoples do not see Iraq as part of the answer to terror. They see it as part of the cause. They therefore want to distance themselves from American policy.

On American tactics:

Doubts, divisions and defections have developed among American allies. For many around the world, sympathy for the United States has changed into suspicion and, for some, even into hatred. The prisons at Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib, the treatment of prisoners, secret prisons and rendition flights all added to this feeling.

I found Reynolds article an interesting read. I invite you to read it and share your thoughts below.


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