Saturday, March 25, 2006

Bad Arguments for War

And speaking of Gene Callahan , he’s got a superb essay posted this morning at , entitled “Some Common, Bad Arguments for the Recent U.S. Policy Towards Iraq” . In it, he destroys the following arguments in favor of the Iraq war, and it’s continuation:

1) The U.S. tried "giving peace a chance," and look where that got us: 9/11.

2) Saddam Hussein, and not American policy, is to blame for all of the deaths and suffering stemming from the sanctions.

3) A failure to support the American invasion of Iraq demonstrates a contemptible disregard for the welfare of the Iraqi people.

4) Sitting idly by while terrorists prepare to attack America again is not an acceptable option; the U.S. government must actively strive to pre-empt terrorism before more, perhaps many, many more, Americans are killed.

5) Sure, invading Iraq was a mistake, but now that we’re in there, we’ve got to finish the job.

If you are a war hawk, and you find yourself saying any of the previous lines during conversation, you owe it to yourself to read Callahan’s article.


Blogger Jennifer said...

The Callahan article is great! I'm so tired of hearing those arguments in support of the war. He does a superb job of exposing them for what they are: fearmongering.

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