Leave Iraq Argumentative Analysis

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Argumentative Analysis on Leaving Iraq There has always been a big dispute on when the U.S. will pull its military forces out of Iraq. For my essay I chose two articles written by men who are against troops being in Iraq all together and feel it is time to leave. The first article, “Leaving Iraq, Honorably”, gives the point of view of Chuck Hagel, a senator from Nebraska. The second article, “It’s Time to Leave Iraq, And Hope for the Best”, is written by a columnist from the New York Observer. Both give valid reasons as to why its time to leave and, in my opinion, both have some ideas that are not so good. To begin with, both bring up good arguments for why we should leave Iraq. The first article, “Leaving Iraq Honorably”, is what…show more content…
The first article by the senator had a few things that I felt were not correct. He came up with lots of reasons for going to Iraq and how we went for the wrong reasons but he does not mention the reason we went there in the first place, which was to remove the dictator Saddam Hussein from power. Throughout the editorial the senator also seems to somewhat villainies the U.S. I don’t believe a U.S. senator should make his country that he serves look bad even though others feel that it is ok to do so. Lastly, he wants to get across the message that the U.S. is at war with Muslims and not Iraq, which I believe is completely untrue. The second article from The New York Observer also had a few ideas that in my eyes were wrong. First and foremost, the author seems to doubt his own opinion towards the end of the editorial by questioning his own views on the matter. I believe that if you are going to write about something you should be sure about it. The author also states that the U.S. is unable to prevail in Iraq. I disagree with this as well because you can’t look at the issue as a whole but, rather look at it in different parts. I agree that the U.S. has failed in certain areas pertaining to the war but, it has also done well in others. In conclusion, I agree with the senator more so than the man from The New York Observer. The senator took a much calmer approach to the subject while still getting his opinion across. The senator may have villainies the U.S. but, not to the extent of the second editorial. I think the fact that a U.S. senator wrote the first editorial also makes me lean in its direction because I trust his opinion more so than the other columnist. In the end, no matter what side you choose, the war in Iraq is an issue that will not soon be
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