The War in Iraq Comparison Essay by cee-cee

The War in Iraq
This paper compares the approaches of two journalists to the war in Iraq: Stephen Biddle's "Seeing Baghdad, Thinking Saigon" and Matt Taibbi's "The Chicken Doves".
# 115375 | 1,320 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Jul 18, 2009 in Political Science (U.S.) , Hot Topics (Iraq Wars)

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This paper focuses on the US involvement in the war in Iraq and, in particular, examines the viewpoints taken by journalists Stephen Biddle in "Seeing Baghdad, Thinking Saigon" and Matt Taibbi in "The Chicken Doves". The paper looks at how each author expresses his views on the war differently even though both agree that the war is a failed policy. The paper goes on to show how Biddle's approach is to professionally build a case that, while the Bush approach to winning the war is like the one used in Vietnam, it is not working and cannot work. The paper contrasts this to Matt Taibbi's article where he uses profanity and propaganda to show how angry he is that the Democrats were not able to stand up to Bush and cut off funds for the war.

Stephen Biddle
Matt Taibbi
Summary of Rrticles

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Biddle, Stephen. "Seeing Baghdad, Thinking Saigon." Foreign Affairs 85.2 (2006): 2-14.
  • Taibbi, Matt. "The Chicken Doves." Rolling Stone Issue 1046 (2008): 37-39.

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