Talks about people in Afganistan and is about the different wars and if war is necessary

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"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand steady to violence on their behalf." - George Orwell

War is usually inevitable. It can be avoided for awhile, but eventually it will occur. Countries fight over power, religion, money, and land. So is war immoral? Is it ever justified? Imagine what our lives would be like if we never went to war. Many things have came about due to the fact that we have had to fight, kill, and hurt the enemy as well as innocent people in order to achieve the freedom and rights we have as Americans today. For example, we fought for our independence from Britain in the Revolutionary War. There have been many wars we have fought in: some were fought for our country and some were fought for our allies. However you look at it, courageous men, and now women, sacrifice themselves to protect others' freedom.

Freedom is never free; it has a high price. We must learn that someone is going to have to pay the costly price for freedom; sometimes war is the only means of doing so.

Today the U.S. is fighting two wars. We are fighting the war on terrorism and the war for Iraq's freedom, as well as our protection from Saddam Hussein. We are fighting these wars to protect our country from future terrorists' attacks and from Saddam's weapons of mass destruction. Some Americans are protesting for peace, and I understand their concern. We are putting many lives in danger, and that is a frightening thought. We have endangered our citizens: husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, sons and daughters. We are also risking the lives of many innocent bystanders and civilians in Iraq. As hundreds march through the streets with their "Thou shall...