1 Was President Obama justified in ordering the armed intervention Explain why

1 was president obama justified in ordering the armed

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1. Was President Obama justified in ordering the armed intervention? Explain why or why not. President Obama was justified in ordering the armed intervention because, if following the just war theory, the conditions that make war plausible is the fact that the Iraqi gov’t is asking us for help. If we denied helping them, it is unknown how many innocent people would have died in Iraq. What we did was moral. However, it was moral based on the specific situation. This is why the just war theory is the best war option; it considers everything that is going on, rather than just jumping to say war is wrong (pacifism) or there are no morals in war (realism). 2. If the Iraqi government had not required military action from the United States, would the intervention be justified then? Explain why or why not. If the Iraqi gov’t didn’t require military action/ ask for it, the United States intervention would then not be justified. It is not our country, it is not our place. If we were to just show up and start randomly helping people that didn’t ask for it, we would basically just appoint
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ourselves the titles of heroes of the world because what would then stop us from helping more and more people elsewhere. The just war theory states that war should only be morally permissible under stipulated conditions. There are no stipulated conditions if Iraq doesn’t ask for our help and we show up to help for no reason. War isn’t needed in that specific scenario. 3. How would just war theory apply? Explain. As I stated above in my previous answers, the just war theory states that war should only be morally permissible under stipulated conditions. There are no stipulated conditions if Iraq doesn’t ask for our help and we show up to help for no reason. War isn’t needed in that specific scenario. However, if following the just war theory, the conditions that make war plausible is the fact that the Iraqi gov’t is asking us for help. If we denied helping them, it is unknown how many innocent people would have died in Iraq. What we did was moral. However, it was moral based on the specific situation. This is why the just war theory is the best war option; it considers everything that is going on, rather than just jumping to say war is wrong (pacifism) or there are no morals in war (realism). 4. How might utilitarian and Kantian moral theorists evaluate the permissibility of intervention? Explain. Utilitarian theorists may evaluate the permissibility of intervention as the best option to take in that specific situation. This is because it provided the best possible outcome for all people, and the most amount of happiness for all. By assisting the Iraq gov’t, we were able to help an ample amount of people survive the approaching attacks of ISIS. To not intervene in war when it provides the most amount of happiness for all people is breaking what utilitarians believe in. This is why helping the Iraq gov’t was the only option in the utilitarian’s eyes.
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