TITLE

George W. Bush

PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
Background Information Summaries;2006, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Biography
ABSTRACT
The article provides background information on United States President George W. Bush. Bush declared war on terror following al Qaeda terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, he invaded Iraq, he defended a policy of authorizing wiretaps without court warrants, and he proposed short-term policies in reaction to a sharp rise in gasoline prices. The presidency of Bush has been marked by four major events that became virtually synonymous with national security: the al Qaeda attacks of September 11, 2001, and the subsequent War on Terror; the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in an effort to arrest al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden; the U.S. invasion of Iraq in March 2003; and the devastation of New Orleans, Louisiana, and the surrounding Gulf coast region.
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20629978

 

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