Iraq Essay1 - Govt 100, sec 4 Enns Logic or feelings: the...

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Govt 100, sec 4 Alexander V Frieden Enns 2/1/8 Logic or feelings: the route into Iraq Citations: The Economist . 2002. \The Case for War." Aug. 3. Vol.364 No.8242. Kagan, Robert and William Kristol. 2003. \Why We Went to War." The Weekly Standard . Oct. 20. Vol. 009 No. 06. Mooney, Chris. 2004. \The Editorial Pages and the Case forWar." Columbia Journalism Review . Issue 2. Pincus, Walter and Dana Milbank. 2003. \Bush Clings to Dubious Allega- tions About Iraq." The Washington Post . Mar.18 p.A13 Zinn, Howard. 2002. \The Case Against War on Iraq." The Boston Globe . Aug.19. One of today’s most heated debates is that of the Iraq war. Why did we go in? did we have legal grounds to? Should we have waited for UN approval? Myriad questions like these are asked each day and who do we look to to answer them? My simple answer is The Media. It seems that in the days prior to and after the Iraq war journalists and pundits have been very keen to take definitive stances on this issue, generally either for or against the war. Upon examining five articles from the period, one can see that though both make solid cases, for or against war respectively, the anti war writers use primarily logic based arguments, whereas the anti-war writers use pathos when logical arguments seem as though they wont suffice. In outlining his case against the war in Iraq Howard Zinn cites international law and other specific documents, each of which describes what the US would end up doing, He states that “an attack on Iraq would constitute an attack on the Charter of the United Nations, since the United States would then be in violation of several provisions, 1
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Govt 100, sec 4 Alexander V Frieden Enns 2/1/8 beginning with Article 1, Section 4, which states: ‘All members shall refrain in their
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