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Presidential Election for 2008

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In 2008, all Americans will have to make one of the biggest decisions in their lives. On September 11, 2001, under the leadership of President Bush, America was attacked on its soil for the first time since the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. As the War on Terror continues, the next president will undoubtedly face many of the same challenges as President Bush. I believe former New York City Mayor, Rudolph Giuliani, is the best person to be our next president. His promises to keep America on the offense in the War on Terrorism, ensure that every community in America is prepared for terrorist attacks and natural disasters, and to increase adoptions, decrease abortions and protect the quality of life for our children have convinced me to vote for him during the next election. I completely support President Bush, especially concerning the War on Terror, and feel that Giuliani is willing to walk the same path, demonstrated by his statement "Bush's legacy will be that of a great president" (Wikipedia Contributors).

Rudolph Giuliani has promised to keep America on the offensive concerning the War on Terror. Giuliani stated "If any Republican is elected president--and I think obviously I would be the best at this--we will remain on offense and will anticipate what [terrorists] will do and try to stop them before they do it.. We're going to win that war whether there's a Republican president or a Democratic president or any along the way? And I truly believe that if we go back on defense for a period of time, we're going to ultimately have more losses and it's going to go on much longer. If one of them gets elected, it sounds to me like we're going on the defense. We've got a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq. We're going to wave the white flag there. We will cut back on the Patriot Act. We're going to cut back on electronic surveillance. We're going to cut back on interrogation. We're going to cut back, cut back, cut back, and we'll be back in our pre-September 11 mentality of being on defense. The Democrats do not understand the full nature and scope of the terrorist war against us" (Wikipedia Contributors). I think he is absolutely correct that the Democrats plan to cut back in many of the areas that we have stepped forward on since September 11, 2001 will be detrimental to defending our nation from another terrorist attack. I believe that the War on Terror, while it is costing many American soldiers their lives, is the right thing to do. We are trying to establish governments in areas that have seen dictatorships for centuries, with the hopes that these governments will one day be able to defend against the establishment of the terrorist cells that are rampant today. His promise to stay on the offensive against terrorism not only applies to the War away from our homeland, but continues with his plans to ensure our communities at home are ready for terrorist attacks.

Giuliani promised "I will ensure that every community in America is prepared for terrorist attacks and natural disasters" (Wikipedia Contributors). I believe that it is important for Americans to be ready for future terrorist attacks and natural disasters. The difference between the responses to the attack on the World Trade Center and the hurricane that devastated Louisiana are night and day. I feel it boils down to one community being prepared and the other not so much. Giuliani continues by saying "Homeland security and national security are now inseparable. We need to ensure that local first responders are trained to meet natural disasters as well as terrorist attack" (Wikipedia



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