Anti-War Essay

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Anti War

Do you consider the war in Iraq a victory or another Vietnam?

The Iraq war is a lot like Vietnam as I have read in many articles; promises of an easy victory and short occupation, and then a reversal, but it wasn't just the length of time the US spent in Vietnam that turned public opinion, nor was it the mass peace protests. It was a growing realizations (fed up by events like the publication of the Pentagon Papers) that people were being fed lies, and the truth was systematically covered up. The public began to wonder if the war had anything to do with plans to create a democratic state in Vietnam and Iraq is a lot like Vietnam. And it is the realization of the truth, by the general public that the majority of our voting
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occupation of their country. According the CNN latest public opinion polls show that Americans are growing frustrated with the war and wary of the Bush Administration’s handling of the war; over 60 percent are disturbed with the way the war is going. We need to send our soldiers home.
1)     Was Suddam Hussein as big a threat to the world as President Bush argued?

Saddam Hussein was a dictator of Iraq. Saddam killed members of the opposition to unify Iraq under his rule. And, as sickening as that sounds, it is a valid point. All references to history are now null and void. Saddam did what he did to for his own purpose. Yes, he did have a lot of power, because he killed many people that stood in his way. Yes, I do believe that dictatorship is wrong and very controlling, but that is not the United States concern. I do not believe that he would try to conquer other countries with his dictatorship. He was just trying to control his oil. He was merely trying to protect his country from terrorist. Why did we even attack Iraq? We were supposed to be attack Afghanistan, because of the terrorist attack on the twin towers, but instead we ended up attacking Iraq without the United Nations consent. President Bush recently said in his inauguration speech that all countries some have a democracy and he would do whatever it takes for those countries to become democracies. This is not for President Bush to decide, he needs to take care of the U.S.

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