Essay on The Decision As Ill Informed

1447 Words Dec 3rd, 2016 6 Pages
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 and their surrogates leading up to war. The book reads similarly to what one might expect from an angry bar patron. The insights offer a genuine and meaningful commentary on the subject at hand but ultimately leave too many points without finality. To that end: what actions were injurious to peace, and if so, which parties suffered? “The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.” Douglas MacArthur made no mistake here, for the soldiers are people first. 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.…

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