Persuasive Essay on the War in Iraq
Uploaded by box on Sep 07, 2005
June 7 2005, 42 Iraqis reported killed in insurgency-related violence, 67 people reported injured in four bombings - three in the northern town of Hawija and one in Baghdad, 3 US soldiers killed, 1 foreign hostage taken, 40 foreign hostages believed to be alive in detention, 20 suspected insurgents captured in Tal Afar, 8,000 Iraqi troops, 30,000 US troops operating in Baghdad, 1,800,000 barrels of oil produced, 25 percent of Iraqis completely dependent on government food hand-outs, 50 percent of Iraqis with no access to safe drinking water. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to a day in the life of an Iraqi.
Following the September 11 terrorist attacks on the world trade centers in America, there has been a feeling of trepidation and a need to take vengeance on those responsible. This reprisal however has flowed into what we now know as the war in Iraq. Being an Australian, it is easy for us to be fooled by the media and media representations of these issues. We only know what we see and what we see is not always reality.
President George Bush has very serious problems. Before the first deployment of troops to Iraq, Bush made a number of clear statements about the reason the United States needed to pursue the most radical actions any nation can undertake - acts of war against another nation. Now it is clear that many of his statements appear to be false. President Bush addressed the United Nations on September 22nd 2002 and said, "Right now, Iraq is expanding and improving facilities that were used for the production of biological weapons." These words tell us that he strongly believed that a war on Iraq was essential. However it seems as if he may have been manipulating us into believing Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. Until this day, these words are a lie.
The UN had allowed itself to be used by the United States and Britain in an inspections-sanctions regime that was both fraudulent and genocidal. The fraudulence flowed from the fact that the inspections were used by the United States not just to remove Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction but to punish him and force him out in "regime change".
Australia’s prime minister John Howard, the man WE elect to control OUR country the man who is said to be Bush’s Deputy Sheriff for the simple reason that he would do anything...