Mr President

Topics: United States, United States Constitution, Latin America Pages: 3 (954 words) Published: December 18, 2012
Modern Latin America

Mr. President?

The responsibility of the American President is endless. Their decisions can change certainly not only their nation but also that of the entire world. The United States being an international powerhouse, its policies will have a shockwave effects throughout the rest of the World. I am the President of the United States. The choices I make cannot be taken lightly and I will do everything in my power to ensure I make the best decision possible. I am surrounded by very intelligent and experienced people that will keep me updated on events and help me in making these choices, it is up to me in which case our great nation will take and in doing so will have to live with the selection and not turn back and regret it. Any show of weakness or a flip flop trait will show a sign of weakness and indecision. So I am faced with a challenge and the lives of 200 American lives are now in my hands.

An ambassador of a Latin American country with dictatorship control has informed me of a coup and the taking of its capital city. There are 200 Americans who’s lives are in danger if action is not taken soon. This country is a member of the OAS so I may resort to their opinion on the matter at a later time and could possibly ask for military or diplomatic assistance as well. The ambassador suggests a military intervention to evacuate the Americans and intervene in the rebellion. I would first get information on how many rebel forces we stand against, who is leading the rebellion, and if diplomatic action can be taken first in order to quench the rebellion. It is vital to know who and how many we are fighting before we take any action. If there is an overwhelming amount of rebels (which appears to be the case seeing as they have taken over the capital) our first objective is to save the lives of the American citizens. We may take military action as stated in Article 18.

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