Threat of Terrorism Should Not Curtail Civil Liberties
The cold war marked an important part of the world history as the twentieth century drew its curtain. The end of the war was followed by a period of economic boom in the history of America. The only danger that the country faced was the Y2K and that passed. However September 11 will remain in the mind of the Americans and the whole of the world. The September 11 attack has left Americans living in fear of further terrorist attack.
The consequent war on terror which was directed toward Taliban and Al Queda and later to Saddam Hussein in Iraq has left more fear of attack in reiteration. 8 years down the line the war on terror has not ended but the threat terrorism remains real. The fight against terror in America has been constrained by the need to retain American freedom and the provision of Patriot Act which is meant to fight terrorism. However the fight against terrorism should not lead to curtailing of civil liberties.