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Was The War In Iraq (This Time) Justified?

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The term war is defined as the following: 1) armed conflict or fighting between nations or factions. 2) Any conflict of struggle. The term "justified" is used to define the United States as free of blame for its part in the war. Was it right for us to go to war with Iraq? Were reasons for war the right ones? I have to rely on my personal opinion, which I feel this war was not justified.Saddam Hussein is out of power, for Iraq maybe it's justified. The people can rebuild, if they know how. The people that died and their loved ones will never see them again, this is not justified. Soldiers gave their lives for this war. Will the results be good in the end? We can only wait and see what happens in the end of it all. The first article that I had read was from the Washington Post and it claims President Bush went to war for the wrong reasons. They state the war happened due to Saddam Hussein having weapons of mass destruction that were an urgent danger to the United States and if we waited or never acted, it might have been too late. The article says there was a weapon inspector that says he believes Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction, so maybe we launched the war on false pretenses due to the president eagerness to have this war.As of February 13, 2004, 538 Americans have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq. This number includes non-combat deaths and only represents the loss from the American side of the war. I have read, "The Associated Press," about many of these United States Soldiers that were killed. The majority of them have families who now have to live with the loss of their loved one. The life of their family is what is truly sad. I personally can't imagine having my husband not come home and explaining to my children they will never see their father again. President Bush is not the one in the war risking his life for the United State.Iraq was supporting terrorism, as we had seen with his response to the attack on the Twin Towers in New York. The innocent people that died and their families have to deal with the impact of that day for the rest of their lives. That day is history for all people of the world. This terrorist attack, was it a reason for war? To what extent do terrorist have to go for us to have a reason to go to war? Was this a cry for initiating war against the United States?Iraq has been and remained in material breach of its obligations to its people while under the control of Saddam Hussein. The 1992 Gulf War has demonstrated Hussein's contempt for the international community by ignoring repeated United Nations demands to eliminate his chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons programs. Baghdad also disregarded other U.N. demands to cease...

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