Just War Thoery Paper. well written with citations. done for a hard ethics teacher.

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Just War Proposal

It seems that the United States and our other allies attacked Iraq because there was

an opportunity of capturing or killing highly ranked officials. When the news of this

came in our forces jumped right on this mission. They used different types of missiles,

launching them off of boats and dropping them from the air. This information was just a

rumor and there was no just cause of this attack (www.cnn.com/2003/world/).

But on the contrary war is only permissible if its purpose is to retaliate against a

wrong already committed, or to pre-empt an anticipated attack. The Iraqis did not plan to

attack our forces first, so that means there was no anticipated attack nor was there

retaliation to an attack. Our forces broke the Just Cause by starting to bomb Iraq. The

initiation of physical force is wrong and may justly be resisted. Self-defense against

physical aggression is putatively the only sufficient reason for just cause, so when the

Iraqis retaliated they weren't breaking the theory (http://www.utm.edu/research/iep/).

It seems that our forces are bombing innocent places where Saddham's regime is

not located. They are bombing innocent civilians that have nothing to do with this war.

Our forces seem like they are doing this for self-interest. It is the soldier's self-interest if

they want to fight a just war or not


But on the contrary our forces are out in Iraq helping the people of Iraq to restore

freedom within them. They are also there to crack down on all of Saddham's nuclear and

chemical weapons. This is the Right Intention of the whole world. Nobody wants to be

threatened, so we decided to go into Iraq and fix it up. No longer will any single person

be threatened after this (http://www.arabnews.com/Article.asp?ID=25627).

It seems that Saddam...