The men who send young boys to die have not fought in a war themselves and do not know the horrors of war. With the involvement of the majority of men and women participating in the military, the call of war will be more thought out and certain. For example, the majority of wars that America has personally fought could and should have been avoided with a democratic decision. The Iraq war is a perfect example; there should have been more time and energy put into the idea of war with Iraq and going into the Middle East. Instead, the American government went in guns blazing and to the surprised of the American people; what seemed like what was going to be a nice small war turn into a 10-year investment.
A Few Good Men In the movie A Few Good Man, two USA marines (are charged because of murdering their fellow marine William Santiago. William wrote many letters to his boss commander colonel Jessup to release him because he was not treated well, but he was not release until Dawson and Downey killed him. The two marines defended themselves by saying This movie covers many aspects of life that happens every day in many places. Like many other people the two marines, commander Jessup and lieutenant Kendrick refuses to accept the responsibility of their mistakes. The fact is that we all know that Command Jessup ordered Kendrick to order the marines to punish William by giving him a cold red as part of training him.
Later in the war it was revealed that there were never any WMDs. So beyond the decision that was seemingly wrong after a decade of fighting to enter a way with Iraq, the US government lied to prolong the war and continue to waste resources. The reasons for going to war with Iraq were just and reasonable. Terrorists from Iraq attacked national monuments and important US buildings killing many innocent people. It turn, the bush administration put forth a statement to rid the middle east of their WMDs and to impose a “power house” of sorts to keep terrorism out of America.
“A single flyer routed two companies of them for a joke, just as they got off the train- before they ever heard of such a thing as cover”(237). This quote shows how all the new recruits were sent to their deaths, its describes how two companies of recruits were killed right when they got off the train to the front. They didn’t even get to learn how to survive because it was not taught in the training. Even though Baumer had learned to survive the war and had lasted longer than anyone else, he was still killed right before the war ended.
The reason that the happenings in My Lai, 1968 were so unpopular is because it was the first time that people back home, in USA and all around the world saw what was actually happening to innocent citizens who had done nothing wrong, as a result of Search and Destroy missions. The My Lai Massacre was the first incident to be televised during the war and therefore, it was only then that people realised what was actually happening in Vietnam. This caused a major uproar, which many people were involved in. Students played a major role, running demonstrations against the War, Veterans from the war threw their medals away in disgrace at what was happening, as well as a few more individuals, Richard Nixon, Coretta King, Dr Spock, Roger Laporte and Norman Morrison, who all did their own thing to symbolise the wrongs of the war. Teach-ins on why the USA should leave Vietnam, Railway Blocks with human barricades, Campus Demonstrations, Huge Public Demonstrations, Burning Draft Papers and even to the drastic case of burning themselves to death.
To do this he uses Morse code with his head to communicate to the nurse to tell them that he wants to show the public his body and what war does, but the nurses can’t because it is against the regulations of the government because they don’t want people to feel bad for him and get mad at the government for forcing him into the war through the draft. This is just one reason there are many other reasons why we should try to prevent war as much as possible. Johnny Got his Gun really brings you into the shoes of what it would be like to be a helpless war victim knowing that the rest of your life is destroyed due to war casualties. Getting the rest of your life destroyed for something you didn’t want to do in the first place just seem really out of place for our society today. The hardships that he goes through seems like hell, not knowing if you are asleep or awake, not being able to move at all, barely begin able to breath, not begin able to drink or eat, and most of all wanting to kill yourself just because you are so depressed of being a nobody, and not being able to do anything but lie in bed.
In the years 1950-1968, the tobacco industries knew that their product was harmful and didn¹t decide to warn the American public until the year 1969. Because of the tobacco companies irresponsibility, our older generations are enduring painful, inevitable deaths. The tobacco companies have been arguing for years that no studies have been done within their company about the correlation of cigarette smoking and lung cancer and that they are ignorant on that matter. They have been keeping things from us for years while studies outside the tobacco companies had been done to help prove that smoking is harmful in the short and long runs to one¹s health. There was a memo written in 1963 marked ³strictly private and confidential² which stated,² moreover, nicotine is addictive... We are then in the business of selling nicotine, an addictive drug effective in the release of stress mechanisms.²(Hwang).
The media also focused on the possibility that iraq has weapon of mass destruction to brainwash people’s opinion on this war. However they government didn’t find any proofs “ We all have witnessed the media propaganda carried by the US media and especially by CNN before the war on Iraq, however the press was unable to adequately cover every second and provide detailed information about the war due to the management of the news and information provided by reporters. “One key example of this media failure is worth examining in greater detail. In Octobor 1990, testimony before the US house of Representatives Human Rights Caucus told of Iraqi atrocities, particularly how Iraqi soldiers had removed babies from incubators in a Kuwait Hospital and talem the incubators back to iraq and leaving the infants to die in the hospital floor.
A large amount of time, money, and man-power has been applied to the operation of controlling the substance of marijuana in society and many people argue against this. As long as marijuana is not legalized, the debate and fight for its legalization will undoubtedly continue from the millions of people who use the herbal matter in this country alone. The argument against the legalization of marijuana is pretty cut and dry, main... ... middle of paper ... ...roducts” (“What is Hemp” 2). With this incredible proficiency in mind, the unemployment rate in the U.S. would decrease as every industry and market will want to jump at the cultivation of hemp. Marijuana, as a recreational drug, would also strengthen our economy if taxed.
Whenever a problem arose the first thing everyone proclaimed was “Go get Chief”. If there was an issue of a tactical nature, he was the foremost person to react. Unlike other soldiers I had witnessed, his reaction to these issues was calm and strategic as opposed to hasty and exaggerated. While all the other maintenance personnel would leave when it got late, He was still there. He would make sure everything was put together