"Why We Must Invade Iraq," by Ron Marr, Critical Analysis Paper

Essay by ricardoaUniversity, Bachelor's March 2003

download word file, 8 pages 4.2 1 reviews

Downloaded 198 times

In his argument, "Why we must invade Iraq," the writer, Mr. Ron Marr, states his position on the impending war by listing several key reasons as to why the United States of America must invade Iraq. In his attempt to persuade his audience, Marr refers to Saddam Hussein as a "heinous monster" and a "sociopath" who he states is not only a threat to bordering countries, but someone who has also caused harm and deadly harm to perhaps hundreds of thousands of innocent people, including his own. Marr states that the heads of state in Western Europe and members of the United Nations opt not to part take in this war because they are cowards and are envious of the United States. He expresses views that Hussein was given more than enough time to comply with UN resolutions and that the time for diplomacy has expired. He states that it is time to rid the world of the anti human rights Hussein, and that the other "powers to be" would not attempt, as they are not equipped, to stand in the way of the liberal United States of America.

In his conclusion, Marr states that some wars must be fought and he makes an appeal to US citizens to renew the message that the US is a nation that is firmly dedicated to liberty both at home and abroad.

Marr's argument/thesis is driven by a claim of policy stating why the United States must invade Iraq. His purpose is to inform his audience of what Hussein has done in the past and his current capabilities. His purpose is also to discredit anti-war advocates by questioning their motives in a combined effort to persuade his audience as to why the US must invade Iraq. In support of his thesis,