presidency of George H.W Bush, the Cold War reached a conclusion. Bush sent soldiers to capture Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, to pursue Sadam Hussein's Iraqi powers out of Kuwait, and to carry food to a huge number of starving individuals in Somalia. Under President Clinton, Americans delighted in a "peace dividend". NAFTA and the World Trade Organization further advanced economic flourishing. NATO allies mediated to prevent genocide. Clinton kept up inviting relations with China and mediated when democracy was undermined in Haiti. In 2000, George W. Bush came to control after a controversial election against Al Gore. On September 11, 2001, al-Queda terrorists captured commercial planes and smashed them into the World Trade Center and Pentagon. President Bush announced a "War on Terror", and American powers assaulted Afghanistan and toppled the Taliban. Bush requested an attack of Iraq. President Obama has attempted to fortify worldwide ties. In 2011, he pulled back the last U.S troops from Iraq. Obama empowered tranquil goals of rebellions against dictatorships, prompting a few new democracies.