Arundhati Roy’s argument makes justifiable points that bash all political parties’ ideals and true intentions regarding their country’s best interests. I tend to agree with Roy’s reasoning concerning our governments true intentions particularly regarding our country’s true reason for going to war. In addition to our ongoing war with Iraq Roy points out that even though we may be in the war to avenge the lives that were lost on that fateful day of 9/11, we must also understand that there would be innocent casualties in Afghanistan. Furthermore that is why the question is asked why we are truly at war because in all actuality the only thing this war will produce is create more casualties for both sides. In addition I also agree that even though we did suffer great loses on 9/11 it does not change the fact that 5,000,000 Iraqi children have died as a result to the United States economic sanctions. Therefore a question must be asked to ourselves is it truly right to sacrifice others for the greater good of our prosperity? My answer would be no as I do not believe in sacrificing other innocent people who had nothing to do with the 9/11 attack. It is just as Roy states in her essay many more dead women and children for every dead man it simply just does not make sense to harm the innocent who are already suffering hardships from their governments and terrorist. Another fact is that we our randomly bombing a country that is already in shambles that would never be able to prosper like our country has so why must we be at war and sacrifice the innocent lives of our soldiers and the lives of women and children in Afghanistan. Our political leaders whenever they are asked about many of our troops dying and the innocent people dying in this war they simply say “it’s just casualties of war”, I say that it is much more than that with each death that happens there will be people mourning the loss of their loved ones....
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