Canadian Involvement in the War in Afghanistan
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This paper argues that the Canadian military involvement in Afghanistan is laudable. It suggests that realists have a better understanding of the realities of international security and human rights protection than do liberals. The paper outlines the general content of both the liberal and realist arguments regarding Canadian involvement in Afghanistan and then briefly looks at how human rights and liberties can only be maintained if those who would violate those rights and liberties are held accountable.
From the Paper:"To close, the realists are really the more perceptive of the two groups inasmuch as they seem to understand that international rules and protocols have no "teeth" (e.g.: enforcement) if they are not followed up by force. Moreover, it may be said that radicalized elements infused with religious radicalism and with an intense hatred of the west are not exactly the kind of people who will listen to diplomatic reason - or to sanctions (like embargoes) that can hurt others as much as they hurt them. In the end, the Canadian military is doing a good thing - and should be commended."
Sample of Sources Used:
- "Afghans want troops to stay." Toronto Star 16 Feb. 2007: A02.
- Smith, Graeme. "As Night Follows Day, the Taliban Return." Canada's Mission in Afghanistan. 13 Apr. 2007. Globeandmail.com. 16 Apr. 2007 <http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070413.wafghan13/BNStory/Afghanistan/home>
Cite this Persuasive Essay:
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