Persuasive Essay - War with Iraq

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"By attacking Iraq, the US will invite a new wave of terrorist attacks"

The United States has started the countdown to launch a new war in Iraq. The deployment of 250,000 troops, fighter jets, aircraft carriers and heavy weaponry in the Persian Gulf shows we are on the eve of war, which most commentators say will soon happen. The United States decided to present their own intelligence report before the Security Council, in order to convince the public opinion in America and worldwide that the war is now inevitable, but there are a lot of reasons that explain why the United States should not invade the Iraq. The war we are trying to start will prove two things. First, that American power is overwhelming and irresistible. Second that US is more patient, persevering and much more powerful that the whole Islamic movement. To destroy a highly dispersed global net is something that nobody can do very well.

"Bush seeks for an almost complete control in this strategic area of the planet - main oil reserves worldwide -reinforcing the rule and influence of US in world matters, looking for co-opting US peoples behind this counter-revolutionary enterprise" said one of the journalists of CNN.

Invading Iraq will decrease US and world security, putting citizens and soldiers at risk.

A US invasion of Iraq would involve the killing of large numbers of innocent Iraqi civilians. This alone is sufficient reason not to invade. Such killing will increase the number of enemies of the US and also the probability of future acts of terrorism against the US and its allies. In order to control Iraq's cities during and after an invasion, the US would need to employ a massive ground force. Fighting in urban combat zones would mean that many US soldiers would...