Discuss the tension and arguments over the justification of the Iraq war

Essay by PiezyHigh School, 12th gradeA-, January 2004

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The two articles that I have chosen to compare are " Show you don't want war" and "Iraq evidence is overwhelming". I have chosen these articles because they both show differences in opinion about the war in Iraq. Article 1 " Show you don't want war" is obviously against the war. Article 2 "Iraq evidence is overwhelming" is obviously pro war. Article 1 shows a very strong opinion against the war. Quotes such as " Originality read human tragedy" and " Gulf War part 2" are strong points of not going to war because the first Gulf War was a drawn out battle that took a lot of lives, many of them civilian. Article 2 is about supporting the evidence the United Nations (UN) have as a backup for going to war after visiting Iraq and submitting a dossier which proved that there were weapons of mass destruction being planned and created.

The issue is in the public eye because of a number of reasons. The issue is about destroying the weapons of "mass destruction" i.e. chemical and nuclear missiles. These are what the United States and Britain thought that Iraq had these weapons. A minor reason why the issue started was when the first Gulf War started in the early 90's. The Gulf War was not so successful because Saddam Hussein was not killed. The First Gulf war started because Iraqi military forces, on orders from President Saddam Hussein, invaded and occupied the small country of Kuwait. The Persian Gulf War of 1991 from January 16 to February 28 was fought to expel Iraq and restore Kuwaiti independence. It is in the public eye because of a lot of news coverage, this gets a lot of attention because it brings up points that the British people really care about.