In Why Nations Go to War, Dr.John G Stoessinger talks about the role of individuals in starting wars. He is of the view that factors like economics, nationalism, alliance networks and even fate are often put forward as the primary reasons for the outbreak of a war, but the human element, the personalities, the hopes and fears and the particular worldview of the individual leaders of the country are not given nearly as much importance. The writer points out that wars are after all, started by people and to a large extent, the book deals with the lead up to the moment when people finally decide to go to war. The author holds a Ph.D. from Harvard and has taught at Harvard, M.I.T, Columbia and Princeton. He won the Bancroft Prize for his book, The Might of Nations and he has served as acting director for the political affairs division at the United Nations.
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
The rhetorical strategies that O’Brien used in paragraph 64 are comparison and contrast, and juxtapositions. In this paragraph O’Brien really compared and contrasted the idea of going to war even though he is clearly scared of war. He used a lot of juxtapositions to emphasize the changes that would impact his life. The effects of using these rhetorical strategies are that it really emphasized the conflicts O’Brien faced. 7.
Bush made terrorism, a huge deal leading to the major focus on the military. This changed the out look on peace times, being able to protect our home-front. They now believe in preventive action, in order to stop wars from starting. The rethinking our America’s allies really are, is a issues that is not a big deal. This will help my essay from a social and maybe political stand
i Facing the new policy, as the Director of HASCO, Holt needs to make sure his objectives. In the short term, Holt needs to find a way to support PSS. He needs to decides whether make PSS away from FSS or combine PSS with FSS. In the long term, Holt should ensure that the participants of PSS could get rid of poverty and improve their life under PSS or FSS. So, at least, Holt should maintain PSS and check whether FSS could have same outcome during the following years.
Opinion paper World Issues Should Canadian soldiers/peacekeepers stay and help Afghanistan or should they pull out? Afghanistan is going through a lot with war and I personally think that Canada should stay. The Canadian peacekeepers have been though so much but as leaders and role models they been doping their very best, just to support Afghanistan government. Canadian soldiers have tried so hard to make the lifestyle there easier. They try to make it so that kids, adults and families are able to carry on with their lives as if there isn’t anything going on.
The purpose of Rhetorical questions is to make the reader feel more involved by directing questions to them. “What the hell are we doing here, anyway?” connotes that even though they are about to take “the final steps” of their lives they don’t even know the valid reason of them being there. This quote challenges the question of why do people go to war? The purpose of using this language device is to get the reader involved so they can give their own opinion and answer the rhetorical question themselves. Similes are a comparison to something else; Cormier used similes to give the reader a better image of what the war would look like.
The true war story has no moral; ask one’s self, “Is war truly moral? How is killing others justifiable by society or god and how is it moral?” Citizens, as well as most frontline soldiers, try to find this moral to soften the cold hard truth of it all; While they try to soften the blow of reality, the stories lose their truth, they are bent, they are “skewed” as O’Brien would say. It is simply another way to lose a true war story. The last way of telling a true war story is through belief. O’Brien stated: “It comes down to gut instinct.
The choice is yours. If you believe that the media is right so be it, but if you think they are wrong look into it. But if you think they are right, you can tell all the war veterans and current soldiers that what they did as a living is wrong and is a disgrace. See what they have to say to you. They put their life on the line to protect the sorry Americans who are to caught up in what they drive and how they look to look at the big picture.
I side with Obama on this topic. I have friends who are over there fighting for our country and they have been there long enough. In my opinion they are fighting a fictitious war with no meaning because of President Bush’s foreign policy after 9/11. Although I am very sorry for those who lost family members that day I do not believe 9/11 is an American tragedy, it was an inside job done by the Bush administration so they could send troops over to Iraq. With that in mind I would never want the people whom I love to get hurt now in Afghanistan over something like that.