In order to achieve respect both here and abroad, our government must strongly consider the discontinuance of the Bush administration’s policies regarding its so-called “War on Terror.”
The continued use of such methods to acquire information concerning possible terrorists — including torture and the use of armed drones to hunt and kill suspected terrorists in other countries — is despicable. This latter has resulted in the deaths of hundreds of innocent men, women and children. Certainly all must be stopped.
These desperate acts have done little to protect us; they have, however, increased open hostility toward America. The tragedy in Boston could very well be an example of this belligerence.