Douglas Fiasco Summary

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Fiasco does many things, but it also misses many marks—important marks. Done well is the characterization of the decision as ill-informed. It also berates conflict, and for good reasons. We know, however; that it is markedly easy to levy criticisms in light of knowledge attained since. More difficult is showing how, in the context of the time that better decisions might have been made. It isn’t appropriate for critiques to be levied against someone for disregarding the correct advice without considering their mindset. For a president whose fear is that of an imminent threat in the form of a weapon of mass destruction. The stakes will not abide error and one cannot ignore the precedents establishing propaganda on the part of the president …show more content…
Many with families and lives beyond the call of duty—their contract need not be a death certificate. Given the preponderance of anecdotes—one might struggle to connect those anecdotes in a meaningful way. This is to be read in the context that suffering is not necessarily quantifiable. It can be asserted, but not weighted. In reading all of this, suffering and burden ought to be used interchangeably. This affords the context needed to describe and analyze Fiasco. Peace, for the purposes of this paper, is to be “Free from undue burdens.” Free alludes to a lack of the consequent in both physicality and emotion. Undue acts as a qualifier, as life is riddled with burdens, but one might hope to live without those that are contrived. Finally, burdens can be described as was done earlier as suffering or untenable …show more content…
Namely: people die, and those who don’t—often wish they had. This nonchalance might not be appropriate, but such reservations are an utter insult in light of what is being discussed. Take for instance the numerous anecdotes on the subject of people dying. A terminal issue here and one that predicates the eventual Iraq war was the endless bombing campaign and occupation of the Middle East. Osama Bin Laden, in his fatwah (a legal opinion or ruling issued by an Islamic scholar), described those exact actions and used them to motivate terror. Beyond the huge fiscal burden that Americans are living with presently, this afforded a lasting sentiment that gave the world 9/11 and

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