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Comparing "The National Security Strategy of the United States (The Bush Doctrine)" and Arundhati Roy's "Excerpts from War Talk".

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´╗┐How the Worlds View One Another The terrorist attack on September 11, 2001 changed the world completely. The United States was on high alert. No one thought that the United States could be attacked. No one thought that anyone could touch the mighty ?empire? of the world. But isn?t that how the Great Empire of Rome fell? Invasions and uprisings? That?s how our mighty empire is wasting away, from the Bush administration to the present. George W. Bush and Arundhati Roy tell the same story from two different perspectives. Bush represents the mighty United States, a first world country, in his text: The National Security Strategy of the United States (The Bush Doctrine) while Arundhati Roy embodies the third world country in her Excerpts from War Talk. Bush instills a great deal of pathos in his argument, sided with the proud nationalists. Roy sides with the so called ?Anti- Americans,? a simple name she states that many American nationalists call those who do not support or like America, but, in fact, they do not support American political and economic foreign policy. ...read more.


Hiroshima and Nagasaki to the victims of the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks and the thousands of people killed in Iraq because of US-led sanctions. To me, this was a short cry to a repeat of history. George Bush mentions in the beginning that ?only nations that share a commitment to protecting basic human rights and guaranteeing political and economic freedom will be able to unleash the potential of their people and assure their future prosperity.? (Bush, 136) But what about those who cannot ?unleash the potential of their people and assure their future prosperity? simply because both the people and the government do not want the change? Bush speaks on behalf of the democratic nations in which are held on a pedestal, which include Great Britain, the United States, and many other NATO and Western European powers. That ?future prosperity,? as argued by Arundhati Roy, is the takeover by big corporations and ?democratic? governments that are involved in major global trade. Many scholars call it modern day imperialism, not commissioned by the nations, but commissioned by the big name corporations that control many economies within the circle of many third world nations. ...read more.


But if the cost outweighed the benefit, the government would not give a rat?s ass about such matters. If it were not for the attacks on September 11th, America would be more dignified and have engaged in matters that were not theirs to bear. But we live in the post-9/11 era, in which ?anti-American? rallies are held every day in many of the Middle East countries because of the political and economic foreign affairs that we are engaged in. Roy argues that American foreign policy has ruined other nations since America has engaged in world warfare in 1917. Bush argues that every other nation that is NOT America is underneath us, and that we have the power to influence their actions, economy, and domestic and foreign policy, just how we have done in the past. Arundhati Roy?s perspective opens the doors to many questions I have to the government. But none of these questions can be answered through simple answers without the disruption of the ?peace? President Bush tries to present the American reader of this somewhat major foreign policy statement. Arundhati Roy convinces and argues her way out of the ring just in time to save readers from the lies conjured in President Bush?s National Security Strategy. ...read more.

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