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Iraq War - Right or Wrong?

Revision History - v1

Published by Chausx, June 26, 2005, 7:11 am GMT
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Type: Deductive  
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1) PREMISE:   
Saddam Hussein violated the basic rights (i.e., food, life, etc.) of many of the Iraqi people for reasons such as religious and political differences.

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2) PREMISE:   
People who are denied basic human rights for merely a difference in opinion are oppressed.

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3) FROM 1 AND 2 IT FOLLOWS THAT:   
The people of Iraq were oppressed under the rule of Saddam Hussein.

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4) PREMISE:   
The best thing that a society priviliged with freedom (or at least more freedom than the oppressed society has) could do for an oppressed society is to help them to get more freedom.

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5) PREMISE:   
The United States has more freedom than the people under the rule of Saddam Hussein had.

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6) FROM 3,4 AND 5 IT FOLLOWS THAT:   
The U.S., being a priviliged country, should help the oppressed people of Iraq.

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7) PREMISE:   
Saddam Hussein was unwilling to comply with U.S. and U.N. demands.

4

8) FROM 7 IT FOLLOWS THAT:   
Saddam Hussein refused to listen to the U.S.'s requests and would not allow his people any additional freedom.

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9) PREMISE:   
When diplomacy fails, the only options remaining are to give up or to force the other country to do what is needed using some aggressive means (i.e., guns).

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10) PREMISE:   
To get something done, one cannot give up.

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11) FROM 6,8,9 AND 10 IT FOLLOWS THAT:   
In order to fulfill its duty to the people of Iraq, the U.S. had to go to war and force Saddam to give his people more freedom.

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