The Iraq War Argumentative Essay by QK

The Iraq War
This paper argues that it is time for the US to withdraw from the war in Iraq.
# 95972 | 1,580 words | 8 sources | APA | 2006 | US

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This paper argues that, although there are times when war is necessary, such as the American War of Independence; other wars, such as the Iraq war, create serious economic, social and political problems for the warring countries as well as inevitable human casualties. The author points out that the Americans were lead to believe that the Iraqi people would greet the American soldiers with open arms; instead, the American forces are faced with a struggle to maintain peace in the region. The paper relates that the United States military involvement in Iraq has required the largest commitment of troops since the Vietnam War, which requires the armed forces having to double-up duties, re-deploy troops and call up additional reserves.

From the Paper:

"There is a high price to pay in order to keep so many United States troops overseas for more than three years. The projected cost of the Iraq War three years ago was expected to be around $200 billion. Even the White House said that price was too high because of expectations of the Iraqi people funding there own reconstruction. As of January 2006, the estimated cost of the war is likely to be between $1 trillion and $2 trillion. The latest Pentagon figures show that more than 16,000 troops have been wounded, and because of improved body armor, many have survived injuries to the head and spinal injuries"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Amanpour, C. A., Jane. Robertson, Nick. Sadeq, Auday. Formanek, Ingrid. Tawfeeq Mohammed. (2005). Sporadic Violence Doesn't Deter Iraqi Voters.
  • McGeary, J. (2003). Iraq: Inside the Strategy,
  • Mikkelson, B. a. D. (2004). Draft Fear.
  • Nader, R. (2004). Withdraw U.S. Troops. USA Today.
  • O'Leary, C. (2002). The Kurds of Iraq: Recent History, Future Prospects. Meria.

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