the lowest approval rating any modern president had ever had. His disasters led to a political change in American. This opened the door for democrat, like Barrack Obama, to win the election in 2008.Al Qaeda – The TalibanAl- Qaeda conducted the attacks that occurred on the twin towers on September 11, 2001. Their name means “The Base”, and they were runby Osama Bin Laden. Osama used his money to influence the Taliban to give him protection in Afghanistan, so that he could set up Al-Qaedatraining camps. Osama bin LadenHe was a native of Saudi Arabia, who inherited a fortune to set up Al-Qaeda Training Camps in Afghanistan. He was responsible for the 9/11attacks on the World Trade Center in NY. On May 2, 2011, Bin Laden’scompound, in Jalalabad Pakistan, was assaulted by a team of U.S NavySEALS, and Bin Laden was killed.September 11, 2001One of the most destructive attacks on U.S soil that occurred on September 11, 2001. Four commercial airplanes were hijacked by terrorists in midflight. Two of them struck the World Trade Center, one struck the Pentagon, and fourth crash landed in a field in Pennsylvania.The fourth plane had been downed thanks to brave passengers that fought back against the terrorists. The Terrorists had connections to Al-Qaeda.Invasion of Afghanistan - 2001Bush worked to put together a coalition to fight against the Taliban in awar against terror. In October 2001 U.S and NATO planes began to bomb Taliban/Al-Qaeda positions in Afghanistan. Afghan government forces, with the help of U.S Special Forces, began attacks against the Taliban and took control of the entire country by November. Since U.S attention primarily focused in Iraq, the situation in Afghanistan began to deteriorate. In 2009, Obama sent 30,000 additional troops to aid the Afghans. In 2011, Obama began to withdraw troops from Afghanistan. Invasion of Iraq – 2003In 2002, President George Bush attempted to charge, Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein with providing support for Bin Laden’s terrorists and developing weapons of mass destruction. He then threatened to invade Iraq and remove Saddam from power. The United Nations did not buy into these claims, so when the U.S invaded Iraq, they did so largely on their own. The Iraqi army was quickly and soundly defeated, and Saddam later captured, but resistance/terrorist groups began to spring up and continue the fight. U.S forces concentrated on training up a newIraqi army and establishing a new Iraqi government. The new government was established, but the peace was difficult to maintain because of the hostility between Shi’ites, Sunnis, and the Kurds. The U.S managed to stabilize the country by 2008. All American troops leftIraq in 2011.The West and IslamMuch of the source of terrorism against the west has come from the Muslim world. The U.S support for Israel in Israeli-Palestine conflict has led to much anti-U.S sentiments. In 1979, an overthrow of the shahin Iran led to a creation of a new Islamic government with Ayatollah Khomeini in charge. He and his followers believed the U.S to be the great Satan, protector of Israel, and enemies to Muslims everywhere.