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Did the government have justification for the war in Iraq?

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Subrina Ngai Did the government have justification for the war in Iraq? On 11th September 2001, an event happened that the World Trade Centre was attacked and fell over completely. Lots of people were killed and this adversely affected America's economy. George Bush, President of the United States, declared war on Iraq a year later, though rashly. Is it acceptable to justify a massive war joined with an ally, Britain by reasons without proofs? In my opinion, this is not justified and needed long term consideration. Anti-terrorism was one of the reasons why America declared war on Iraq. After the incident of 11th Sept, terrorism became more serious. America was extremely frustrated with Bin Laden, the leader of al-Qa'eda group who was responsible for the incident. ...read more.

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War against Iraq without a UN resolution would be a far graver defiance of international law than Saddam's failure to comply with UN weapons inspectors. Third, the war against Iraq could possibly develop into a massive war because of the involvement of powerful countries, America and Britain. Precedents of massive war always led to millions of deaths. It was cruel in our civilized world nowadays, if America took no sympathy on the people who lived in the battle fields and ignored all the oppositions toward it. Moreover, it was said that US treated the war as a way to earn the rich-oil in Iraq. America only considered about how to expend its power and wealth, by acquiring the ownership of the oil. ...read more.

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So it's rather embarrassing that his battle plans have been derailed by a parliamentary vote in Turkey, 'that model of secular democracy in the land of Islam'. In other democracies, too, millions of people are speaking out against war. Yet Bush ploughs blithely on, turning a blind eye to human rights abuse and even torture in Guantanamo Bay and within friendly regimes, determined to reorder the Middle East ''for its own good'', regardless of international consensus or public expressions of anxiety. This approach is neither democratic nor wise to justify this war. Are you willing to see more and more children joined in the military force and the number of death raises swiftly? To reiterate, any government has no right in justifying a war. Hence, to protect our living environment and lives, we should join the world peace campaign, hand in hand and step into a brighter peaceful future. ...read more.

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