The United States invaded Afghanistan to conquer the Taliban, but instead of mediating to resolve issues, they used force and involved other countries in a war that does not appear to have an end. In Iraq, the American government stated that they would help the Iraqi citizens by creating a “better” government. They wished to transform the state into a modern one, which is a rather ambitious goal. As long as the modern state can find a good reason to enter a country, one that will create a better living situation for the patrons, that state will go to war. This, to the American government, as well as the modern state’s view, is how to define peace: through militarism.
Right now the U.S. is facing a dilemma of whether they should or should not go to war against ISIS or the Islamic State (ISIL). This writer believes the U.S. should not go to war against ISIS. The reasons for this are simple. For one, going to war against ISIS or ISIL might validate what they are trying to accomplish. This is to get the moderates and turn them into extremists, thus spreading their influence and power globally.
Although severe consequences come with the decision of war with Iraq, most blinded United States of America citizens are still yet persuaded to support such a war. The Bush Administration has covered their schemes of war with lies to gain support. While weapons of mass destruction is supposedly the reason why the United States launched military action to begin with, all the clearly ignored consequences will haunt their final decision of war, and will remind them how the war is not and never was justified. Whither the war is for the protection of the United States and their alliances, or for oil production and the spread of democracy, the United States is only intensifying the aggression of the situation. The Bush Administration’s plan for war in Iraq, violates International laws, furthermore being ethically wrong (Walton).
In the article “War with Iraq” it states that the United States has proposed a resolution to Iraq but if Iraq refuses to comply with the resolution then the United States of America will use force to go out with the resolution (War). Although some people may think that going to war with Iraq is a bad thing to do. They think this way because they see going to war with Iraq that “nothing will be gained, and the U.S. just wants to obtain the oil that Iraq controls”(War). They criticize on the war because they see that by the United States sending soldiers over to Iraq to pursue a new revolution is just pointless and nothing will be gained by going Fletcher 2 to war with Iraq. People also believe that the only reason that the United States is gong to war with Iraq is because they believe that the United States is only going to war to have control of the oil that Iraq contains.
His ideas can help my idea of peace. My proposal of peace is a foil to his. This branch of... ... middle of paper ... ...ucated and continue with the study of peace. Interacting with people in my life, I 've noticed that we are capable of achieving "imperfect peace" and be a race that is nonviolent. Everyone has the ability to be cohesive and be one true nation.
In Bush's speech, he says that "we'll accept no outcome but victory." (Bush) He is referring to the war with Iraq, and according to him, the war will "free its people and defend the world from grave danger." (Bush) He makes the decision to go into war and he seems very confiden... ... middle of paper ... ... Americans that by going to war is the right thing, no matter what. In the end, President George W. Bush speech has shown his arrogance and naivety in going to war. Bush has also demonstrated that his true desire in war is to show off weapons.
The Iraq war has been a very sensitive and divisive issue in today's society. Although we can not ignore the cloud around this administration when it comes to potential incentives that going to war presented, (such as oil for profits and retaliation to Saddam Hussein for the Gulf War and treatment of President Bush Sr.), I will look beyond these potential motives to explain why the U.S. involvement in the Iraq War was unjust simply because it doesn't fall into any of the four functions of force authored by Robert J. Art. The United States ignored the U.N. guidelines for peace, as well as its public protest against the war, to strike Iraq with an unprovoked attack. A war fought on the premise that this country had ties to Osama Bin Laden, was harboring terrorist, and had nuclear ambitions.
One day its spokesmen call for a jihad (sacred war) against the West, evoking the deepest historic resentments. Another day, its leaders appeal for reconciliation with the West, emphasizing shared values. Its economic theorists reject capitalist greed in the name of social justice, yet they rise to the defense of private property. Its moralists pour scorn on Western consumer culture as debilitating to Islam, yet its strategists avidly seek to buy the West’s latest technologies in order to strengthen Islam. Faced with these apparent contradictions, many analysts in the West have decided that fundamentalism defies all generalization.
Osama bin Laden, for his part, is using the Palestinian issue for his war against America and the West, to appear as the great savior of the suppressed Palestinians much as Saddam Hussein tried to do a decade ago. "Appeasement" of bin Laden and his associates would be fruitless. These fanatics are not trying to influence the fine details of an Arab-Israeli peace. They planned their horrific actions well before the recent collapse of the peace process. Peace in the Middle East is their great enemy, which will deprive them of a great issue to mobilize money and support for their war against America and Arab regimes such as Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
Muslim Americans are a group of people that practice the religion of Islam. In America, some people are prejudice towards people who practice Islam, and can go as far as generalizing them as terrorists which is completely unfair. This prejudice is called islamophobia (Schaefer, 2015), and it is still a big issue in our country. This issue needs to be fixed- not all Muslim people were responsible for 9/11 and some people need to stop acting like they were. As a country, people in America need to rise above stereotyping, and move towards acceptance.