Friday, May 24, 2013

Will Our War Against Terror Come To An End?

U.S. President Barack Obama makes a point at the National Defense University at Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., on May 23, 2013. Larry Downing / REUTERS

Can Obama End The War On Terror? -- Michael Crowley, Time

In his broad address on drone strikes, al Qaeda terrorists, and the prison at Guantanamo Bay Thursday, Barack Obama wrestled with some of the hardest moral questions that have defined national security policy since September 11: Who is the enemy? Who can we kill, and where, and how? What to do with suspected terrorists we hold in captivity? And when, if ever, will this war as we know it end? Along the way, Obama issued a strong defense of his reliance on drones to kill suspected terrorists in places where other military means are infeasible or risk more civilian deaths. He announced higher standards for drone strikes, limiting them to situations where the confidence about a target’s location is extremely high and the possibility of civilian casualties is virtually nil. He reiterated his belief that the Guantanamo prison is a stain on America’s honor and image around the world and should be closed, and vowed new action to make that long-delayed goal a reality.

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More Commentary And Opinions On President Obama's Goal To End The War On Terror

Obama seeks end to perpetual U.S. 'war on terror' -- Reuters
Obama Sees Sunset on Sept. 11 War Powers in Drone Limits -- Bloomberg Businessweek
Obama’s six-point plan to wind down the ‘war on terror’ -- Timothy B. Lee, Washington Post
Obama pulls back in fight against al Qaeda -- Thomas Joscelyn & Bill Roggio, Threat Matrix
President Obama dreamily wants to scale back the war on terror -- New York Daily News
Obama thinks we won the War on Terror and it's time to move on -- K.T. McFarland, FOX News
What Mattered in Obama's Speech Today: Ending the Open-Ended 'War on Terror' -- James Fallows, The Atlantic
Bush's war on terror is over -- Peter Bergen, CNN
Obama Lays Out Plan To End The War Against Al Qaeda -- Hayes Brown, Think Progress

My Comment: What's my opinion .... as I had mentioned in the previous post .... I am deeply skeptical.

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