Summary/Strong Response War in Iraq

Topics: Iraq, 2003 invasion of Iraq, Iraq War Pages: 3 (1079 words) Published: January 10, 2007
Summary/ Strong Response
In the piece, " The U.S. Invasion of Iraq Was Not Justified," Mr. Michael T. Klare argues that there is no possible way to justify the invasion of Iraq by the United States government. He objects nearly every conceivable justification for the invasion; namely, the argument that the Bush Administration never had evidence of Weapons of Mass Destruction. He objectively blames the Bush Administration for the deaths of American soldiers, only to be followed almost mimicking the statistic that tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians have lost their lives as well. He blames it all on Bush. During the piece, I had to force myself to wrap my brain around the stretches Mr. Klare was willing to take to disband the notion that the invasion of Iraq has done any good, whatsoever. He even goes so far as to say that Iraq has never been in any kind of situation in which it could have done America harm. He says, "the Iraqi army of 2003 was but a pale shadow of its former strength." Not only is this irrelevant, but it is flowery and poetic when it needs not be. It's not conducive to the effect it's trying to get across. However, this is not the point of the reading. The point remains: to get the American public to follow the beliefs of someone looking for a way to describe and cause some kind of ruckus for our society. Since, after all, there was not enough ruckus on September 11, 2001. Yet, Americans tend to forget how we came together then in support of our nation and quickly fell apart merely to the grips of controversial issues separating our society. He goes on furthermore to say that the attempts the government has made to obtain information of WMD or even evidence of such has gone completely without reward. The generalizations made are so great that it does not even encompass what has actually been accomplished. Thanks to the many efforts of the government, not only have we found evidence of WMD but we have taken care of them extremely efficiently....
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