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We were complicit in the birth of this regime through an unconstitutional act of foreign aggression. Then, in the late 1970’s President Carter invigorated that Hussein invades Iran, hoping to remove the Islam regime there. Hundreds of thousands of deaths occurred because of this invasion and we did absolutely nothing to protest these brutal violations of human rights because we were behind it. Hussein used chemical weapons in this invasion and nobody protested this either. (Babka) In 2002, George W. Bush sent a letter to Congress requesting the authorization he needed to use military force against Iraq.
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The war in Iraq is over now. Looking back on a huge controversy makes one side seem clearly more “correct” than the other. Yet in the beginning there were two sides to the controversy about the war in Iraq. There was the terror brought upon by the 9/11 attacks, people that the government wished to punish or kill like Saddam Hussain and Osama Bin Laden, and a country which was in “need” of US help both politically and financially. At the time of the Terrorist attacks, people were afraid of what else the terrorists were planning or could do and so George Bush sent troops in to look for Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD).
With regard to war, the purpose of propaganda is to make a particular group of people forget that another group is human. By focusing on a few, simple target ideas that reinforce the notion that another group of people are harmful and inhumane, propaganda is able to unite people in an unrealistic mindset. Understandably, however, governments have a priority to nurture the morale of its people and the armed forces that represent it by intimidating the enemy with the force of natural will. The question of whether or not we choose to accept this harsh reality remains ambiguous, as there will always be two sides to the argument. So as it stands, it is... ... middle of paper ... ...11.
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(Cunningham) The United States wanted to support South Vietnam's right to self-government, free elections, and freedom from religious persecution. (Fasanaro) President Johnson felt forced to retaliate against the increasingly aggressive communist North Vietnamese forces, as per the Tonkin Gulf Incidents which occurred in July and August of 1964, and the attack on the Pleiku U.S base on February 7, 1965. (Tilford, “Strategic Bombing”) President Lyndon B. Johnson was justified in ordering the United States military to bomb North Vietnam. The U.S bombing of North Vietnam was mainly to prevent the spread of communism in Southeast Asia. The United States’ fear of communism was steeped in history and historical documents.
< http://rmpjc.org/STOP-THE-WAR-AGAINST-IRAQ/majorPoints.html > Henry T. Azzam. War in Iraq: the economic fallout. Daily Star. Oct. 19th, 2002. < http://www.dailystar.com.lb/business/19_10_02_c.htm> BBC News in Depth: Where the world stands on Iraq.