The Iraq War: A War of Lies Argumentative Essay by writingsensation

The Iraq War: A War of Lies
This paper presents a strong anti-Iraq war stance.
# 75677 | 1,258 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2006 | US

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The paper maintains that the Iraq war was based on lies and discusses how President George W. Bush was able to convince Congress and the American people to go to war only because of concealed intelligence. The paper claims that for Bush, September 11 presented an opportunity not only to boost his dismal approval numbers, but to accomplish his long-standing goal of invading Iraq with the backing of the American people. The writer stresses that the U.S. war in Iraq is based on false pretenses and perpetuated by lies and that alone should be enough to end it. The paper is of the opinion that the war is a drain on U.S. funds domestically, it is to the detriment of the American people, it is creating animosity toward the U.S. abroad and is costing the lives of American soldiers.

From the Paper:

"How did George Bush convince the American people to believe his lies regarding Iraq? The concealing of intelligence regarding Iraq was a start. The CIA as well as international operatives had long ago obtained and presented solid evidence that Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction, nor the capability of making them, and had no connections with Osama bin Laden (and even had contempt for him). President Bush was well aware of this. Yet he concealed this evidence from Congress when he asked them to approve the war in Iraq. Instead, he presented Congress with his own interpretation of events, that Saddam Hussein posed an imminent threat to the United States. Having little to go on but the president's word, and having a desire to trust the president, the majority of Congress voted to approve the war. The American people, having only the information their Congressional representatives had, and also wanting to trust the president, largely consented to the war."

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