Trish N. Texas

End the War on Terror

Persuasive letter with reasons to end the war on terror

Dear Mr. or Madam President,

As we continue to think about the growth and future of our country, it’s important to choose the right decisions that will help our country prosper. In our society’s broken history, we learn from our past mistakes and prevent them from repeating in the future. However, a primary issue that blocks our country from reaching its full potential is the global war against terrorism. This war has been proved ineffective, as it adds millions and millions of dollars into our country’s debt, and harms the lives of innocent people. The only way America can fully thrive and flourish is to take action on this major problem and end this war against an impossible enemy by withdrawing our soldiers from this cold-hearted battle.

This war against terrorism has brought a huge burden on the shoulders of America. Many lives were lost in the battle against terrorism, both soldiers as well as innocent citizens. According to the Physicians for Social Responsibility, they calculated that the war on terror has, directly or indirectly, murdered around 1 million people in Iraq, 220,000 in Afghanistan and 80,000 in Pakistan with a total death count of 1.3 million. Researchers concluded that the real casualty rate is probably much closer to 2 million. Thousands and thousands of lives lost, all due to this horrid war on terrorism.

Some people argue that the War on Terror has been good for the economy, as it creates jobs and adds more money to our country. However, choosing a different path can lead to better outcomes. For instance, for every billion dollars we spend on the War on Terror, 8,000 jobs are created and adds 500 million to our economy. But, using the same billion dollars as a tax cut instead would have made 10,000 more jobs as well as adding 505 million dollars. In addition, if we use 1 billion dollars in education, it adds 1.3 billion dollars in our economy and creates 17,000 jobs. Millions of dollars we could have used instead to help our country grow has only been used to pay for a war not worth fighting for.

The current results from the war on terror has been a major downfall to the US. Over 1.8 trillion dollars have been added to the US 19.1 trillion dollars in debt. If we continue to allow our country to keep adding more and more money into our debt, then our country’s economy may collapse, leading to a second Great Depression. Continuing the war against terrorism will only make matters worse. The War on Terror has cost millions and millions of dollars and seems to be unsuccessful as we continue to fight against an impossible enemy.

Congratulations on becoming the president of our country. As the president of the United States, it's your duty and responsibility to care for our country and its people. As the years progress, it's important to help america grow and thrive. Making even the tiniest of decisions may soon later turn out to be a major impact. Ending the war on terror and withdrawing our soldiers from destruction and death, may alter america for the better. Our country as a whole may soon improve in its economy, as well as create more jobs and opportunities for citizens. By just ending the war on terror, America will change.

Works Cited

Administrator. "Global Policy Forum." "War on Terrorism" Web. 04 Nov. 2016.

By Framing This as a War on. "War on Terror." - Global Issues. Web. 04 Nov. 2016.

By Submitting This Form, You Accept the Mollom Privacy Policy. "The War on Terror Turns 15 | The Indypendent." The War on Terror Turns 15 | The Indypendent. Web. 04 Nov. 2016.

Numbers, By The. "The Spark That Lit the War on Terror." Foreign Policy Comments. Web. 04 Nov. 2016.

Https:// "Whose Wars Are More Expensive? Bush or Obama?" The Balance. Web. 04 Nov. 2016.

Cedar Valley Middle School

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