By: Luke Ross
Ever since the terrorist attacks of 9/11 in 2001, the U.S. has been very cautious of Iraq. Iraq is a country in western Asia that borders Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the southwest, and Syria to the west. The capital is Baghdad and the largest ethnic groups are Arabs and Kurds. Our nation wants to do everything we can that will result in the best outcomes for both of our countries. This includes occupying Iraq with U.S. troops. There are many positive and negative effects for having soldiers in Iraq. These effects can both help and hurt through an ethical lens. However, the positive effects outweigh the negative effects because of the large amount of compelling, powerful facts and evidence. Although President Obama has withdrawn large amounts of troops from Iraq, it is more ethical to keep them there because it creates a sense of security, gives the U.S. a chance to kill terrorists, and helps with the oil situation. Having these soldiers overseas also has national and global effects on both America and Iraq proving that occupation creates security.
First off, nationally, having a strong U.S. military presence in Iraq will create a sense of security. Iraq has been involved with the U.S.A. since the gulf war in 1990 when they were our foes. We became allies in 2003 at the start of the Iraq war to help this small, weak country. Sadly, even after the war, they still have not fully recovered. If we do not inhabit Iraq soon, it will fall into an urgent state of turmoil and will possibly lead to a civil war. Being the condition this suffering country is already in, this could be devastating. We cannot let this happen. The soldiers that w...
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...ed ISIS are stealing the Iraqi government 's oil for their own use. Our troops being there would prevent this to continue happening and then more oil would be freed up for Iraq and the world. Why let the condition of the world get worse when we have the power to help? It 's only right to do what we can to aid Iraq.
Iraq has turned into a suffering, infected country that is riddled with terrorists. With the help of our military forces, we can and will start to make a difference by creating a sense of security that hinders hope, eliminating destructive and savage terror groups, and helping with the oil situation. In the end, when you think about it, would you rather stand by and do nothing as this nation is suffering and slowly deteriorating? Or would you take action and help our ally get back on it 's feet? And who knows, maybe they can even return the favor some day.
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