The threat of weapons of mass destruction leading to the war in Iraq caused a different use of the word peace in the political justification for war. President George Bush expressed his concern fo...
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...one another if they say it is for the goal of reaching global peace. Wars will continue to be fought in order to obtain this arbitrary goal and the modern state will continue to support them, as they can justify their violence. The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have been fought for years and made little progress. Although the Taliban has collapsed, the country has not been left in better shape. The Iraq War seemingly does not have a completion date, but the Americans refuse to leave the country at the present time. They require a justification for their entry, and this justification will come once peace has been reached. Both wars will go on, although we have learned that one lesson, if only one lesson, has been learned from the Iraq war: “ ‘transformation’ in the sense of modernization, is hopeless14.” A new purpose must be found as grounds to fight these wars.
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