He had blamed Iraq to be holding terrorists, he had made America believe that Iraq had been under Saddam Hussein’s clutches and that whatever he had to say was law. President Bush had stated in his speech that, “Saddam Hussein is harboring terrorists and the instruments of terror, the instruments of terror of mass death and destruction, and he cannot be trusted. The risk is simply too great that he will use them or provide them to a terror network”. He had made Americans believe that Hussein was creating weapons and developing a nuclear weapon so that he could “blackmail” the world. President Bush had not trusted Saddam Hussein and he didn’t want rest of America to either.
There is no proof that this story has any truth. There is something no one has considered, the danger to our own soldiers when they are captured. Here again I quote: “Worse, you'll have the other side effects of torture. It "endangers our soldiers on the battlefield by encouraging reciprocity." It does "damage to our country's image" and undermines our credibility in Iraq.” (Applebaum) It undermines the work of our soldiers that are helping make Iraq into a country ruled by its people instead of a dictator.
What we don’t think about is the fact that most medical and quite a few technological advancements evolved because of war. Another fact is that, although it’s hard to believe, but war makes countries use their resources better, or at least find better ways to use them. Think about it, most countries try to win wars and to do that, you need to be better than the people that you are fighting, so we use our resources better. Another thing, without war, we might not have certain medical advancements at our disposal; such as penicillin, hydrogen peroxide, and antiseptics. Life would be a lot harder if these things had never been created, wouldn’t it?
Finally, the largest controversy surrounded his public outcries to invade Japan against the orders of President Truman. Many believe that this would enter the Soviet Union into the war and would instigate a nuclear war. However, others think that the Soviets were not yet done perfecting a nuclear bomb and by hitting them hard early as well as China, that the Cold War as well as communism could have both been diminished. Regardless, it is hard to play Monday-morning quarterback and place yourself in MacArthur’s position on the battlefield. He had a completely different perspective than those officials sitting atop Capitol Hill will watchful eyes on all global situations.
Obama states ‘We will begin to responsibly leave Iraq to its people and forge a hard-earned peace in Afghanistan.’ The war in the Middle East is an extremely controversial topic in America right now. Lots of people still think that we are doing a good job over there and that we are helping the people of the Middle East. But others say that we are only destroying and hurting the situation. Pres. Obama has already stated that we will take troops
To Subdue an Enemy Interpretation is a key concept in living a civil lifestyle and governing a civil country. Abraham Lincoln had many interpretations that were objected that directly a country fighting a civil war. These actions, though controversial were key stepping stones in restructuring a nation that had fallen apart. Lincoln, now viewed as the “Great Emancipator”, was not always viewed as so in the eyes of his fellow countrymen. Many of his decisions led to uproar, but one in the end set the ground for the United States as we know it today.
Despite his early denial about being involved in talks with the Indonesian President, previously unreleased documents from the National Security Archives also point to Kissinger and President Ford’s promotion of the invasion. The invasion led to the deaths of nearly 200,000 Timorese and increased the criticism against Kissinger at a time when he was already receiving negative remarks from adversaries. It also must be noted that Indonesia was making use of United States military equipment that congress had approved for self-defense only (Evans, Burr). So not only was the invasion supposedly approved by President Ford and Henry Kissinger, but it also gave way to the illegal use of US military
In the case of Syria it would appear that “public opinion” is almost exactly the same as pre-world war two. Society can relate opposition of the public: the lack of credibility of the U.S. acting as the world’s policeman given it’s lies about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction; the devastation and chaos left behind after the U.S./NATO bombing campaign; the abject failure of the Obama administration to make a convincing case to strike on Syria will do anything other than make the situation wore for ordinary Syrians (Ruder, 2013). Majority of society feel that as a nation, the United States have enough problems of their own to spend it on another country. Perhaps when a resolution can be carried out successfully to prevent the American government from shutting down, there can be the time to look upon policing of the
However, it is clear that the magnitude of certain acts significantly determines whether or not that act can be forgiven. American society proved to be hesitant to forgive, because congress declared war on terrorism shortly afterward, and our troops continue to fight and die in the Middle East. As previously stated earlier in this paper, forgiveness is a concept that is only attributed effectively f there is a spiritual healing experience for the victim and genuine remorse from the perpetrator; however, as Moshe Bejski puts it, “does repentance alone justify and bring about forgiveness and allows crimes to be forgotten?” (Bejski) Collectively, American society may have forgiven the attackers and since the incident occurred more than a decade ago we could look upon the draconic incident and contemplate it with some detachment. However, the American population as a whole may have forgiven or have pushed aside the harsh memories of that day, but close family members of those affected may not be so quick for mercy. So we are back to the overwhelming question that has been the focus
The strongest argument is that war is acceptable if it’s in self defence or in the defence of a weaker power incapable of defending its self against a stronger power; in liberating people from an oppressive dictatorship or government; finally where the conflict will save more people than it kills. These are the main principles from the just war theory. The just war theory is highly credited in politics as it has been created over many centuries by the greatest philosophers of the ages like Augustine, Thomas Aquinas and Grotius. For example in the first gulf war when Iraq invaded Kuwait and the United Nations intervened in force headed by the Americans. This war can be perceived as just in the just war theory as it uses two