Saturday, March 25, 2006

Bad Arguments for War

And speaking of Gene Callahan , he’s got a superb essay posted this morning at LewRockwell.com , 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.

1 Comments:

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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