The consequences, by far out-weigh the positive affects of war. Initially, September 11th seemed to be the turning point of the United States, although there is no reasonable explanation for such an action (Zinn). But still, particular event had such a dramatic change of the United States’ opinion towards Iraq. Despite of all the evidence that obviously proves Iraq is innocent, the United State... ... middle of paper ... ... time, money, and lives to accomplish what? Instead, Bush needs to swallow his pride and except his unawareness of warnings and consequences, then informing the blindly persuaded citizens the poorly hidden truth.
The United States does have its motives for the war, and those purposes are what make this country as safe as it is today. Before September 11, 2001 many individuals assumed they were living in a safe country. The news showed bombings and war in different countries, but people in the U.S. were too ignorant to know such things can occur in the land of the free. When the brutal 9/11 attack occurred President George W. Bush made the proper decision of fighting back by launching a war on terrorism. This was a logical decision because most of the country felt vulnerable after the attack.
This was seemingly overlooked by the rest of the world because most nations didn't want to see the Ayatollah's Islamic revolution rise. Iraq often obtained foreign arms support from other nations because of this. It wasn't until the invasion of Kuwait that the rest of the world seemed to realize the danger that Iraq posed to its own people and to the Arab states surrounding it. Through poor planning, Saddam Hussein made three major mistakes that enabled an easy defeat of the Iraqis. The first mistake was that he captured all of Kuwait at the same time, instead of leaving it as a border dispute.
The date 9/11, which was a miserable time in history, influenced the American society in many ways. As a president, George W. Bush had to fight for people’s rights and America’s justice, so he started a war against the Taliban government. War is a disaster; it can destroy everything and cause huge damage. Besides the damage and losses, there existed many other negative effects for both Bush and American society. Fighting terrorism is good behavior and it is justice, but Bush chose a wrong way.
[I] feel that the war in Iraq was a justifiable one and that it was something that was needed. Saddam Hussein was a dictator who ruled with an iron fist and if someone opposed him or he didn't like anyone, he found a way to "eliminate" them. He was starting to become a threat not only to himself, but to his neighboring countries. Back in the early 1990's, he was a threat to Kuwait and we helped quell that conflict, but because the American public did not want the troops or the president to go any further, they held back for one reason or the other. The War in Iraq has sparked an abundance of criticism since its start in March of 2003.
Many people think the 9-11 attack is just like any other terrorist attack, but it is not true. The attack into the Twin towers is different than any others attack that happen in our history. To quell the anger and the grief of thousands Americans, the president at a time, George W. Bush declared the war on terrorism, which many people want that there was a war on Iraq. At first, a lot of Americans believe the war in Iraq is the right choice and they go for the Bush’s action, they supported that ideas. But many years go on with the war in Iraq and many people began to have doubts on the war in Iraq now.
Many Americans assume our congress holds the power to declare war, our Constitution demands such. Nevertheless, minimal inquiry shows this assumption, and the actions thereof, clearly contradict the held position. Naturally, we would not inquire about this, we take for granted that the law will be followed. In addition, attempts by media outlets such as CNN, saying Panatta was misinterpreted,1 simply indicate who actually controls our media. Not only were the statements clear, many forget the whole purpose of the hearing was to challenge the constitutionality of going to war with Libya without congressional approval in the first place.
Had Iraq acted more intelligently in its acquisition of Kuwait and not presented a ... ... middle of paper ... ...ed out slowly and effectively, the world will continue to back the cause and the Arab-Israeli conflict will have to settle under international pressure. Terrorism has always been a problem, but until the September 11th attacks, the U.S. had never been affected on such a large scale. The world had also grown quite complacent in their understanding of what terrorists groups were capable of, and it gained the realization that everyone is susceptible to terrorist acts, even the mighty super power. When Iraq invaded Kuwait, the U.S. spearheaded the war to remove them because of it’s own interests, and now the U.S. has realized that it must take charge of the fight against terror and aggression worldwide because it is the only power capable of leading such a large cause. And, if it wants to retain world cooperation in matters of this nature it must not discriminate.
So either we support their words and actions or we are vilified as unpatriotic.” Bush had a dictator attitude when it came to his reasoning for war. He felt he did not have to justify or answer to anyone’s questions for his reasons. Bush let Americans believe some of the conspiracy theories in order to shift the blame away from his administration. Instead of finding the most qualified skilled individual to lead the investigation on the 9/11 attacks, Bush appointed an individual who has been under fire with the government before. Henry Kissinger, a man whose been investigated for his secretive activities and tried for war crimes, was now called to investigate the biggest crime against America.
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.