Media in Iraq Essay #1 Alexander Frieden

Media in Iraq Essay #1 Alexander Frieden - Govt 100, sec 4...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Govt 100, sec 4 Alexander V Frieden Enns 2/1/8 Logic or feelings: How the media makes the case for 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 this century’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 to whom do we look for answers? Simply put the answer is that we turn to the media. It seems that in the days prior to and during 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, the anti war writers use primarily logic based arguments, whereas those in favor of going to war use pathos and more specifically, fear inducing arguments when logical arguments seem as though they will not 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 if we indeed did decide to go to war. He states that “an attack on Iraq would constitute an 1
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Govt 100, sec 4 Alexander V Frieden Enns 2/1/8 attack on the Charter of the United Nations, since the United States would then be in violation of several provisions, beginning with Article 1, Section 4, which states: ‘All members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state. .. ‘” (Zinn, 2002, p.1). Many of the antiwar arguments are made on these grounds. If something is illegal
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 5

Media in Iraq Essay #1 Alexander Frieden - Govt 100, sec 4...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online