What are the arguments for and against military intervention

One of the most important issues today in world politics is the position of Iraq. Presently the world is engaged in a debate about whether to launch a war against Iraq. Various strategies appear on the invasion of Iraq with regularity. The question is whether the US will attack Iraq or not. The whole world is eagerly interested in this question since an invasion can lead to serious consequences for the US and global economy as well as the position of the neighboring countries –Turkey, Iran, Syria. But the most serious concern is that a war with Iraq can lead to a Third World War.
There are several argument for military intervention in Iraq. It is said that for the last couple of years Iraq devoted enormous effort to rebuild its military forces and equip them with weapons of mass destruction. However with using weapons of mass destruction he might succeed provoking Israel to respond, perhaps with nuclear weapons unleashing an Armageddon in the Middle East. This could be a serious threat to the world peace. Saddam Hussein is the absolute dictator in Iraq. He won 100% of the votes on the last elections, which is completely impossible in a democratic society where an opposition exists. The Iraqi people live under his dictatorship. He killed Kurds with biological weapons and razed towns down to the ground while putting down a rebellion in Shi'ia. He terrorizes and brutalizes his own people. He has launched war on two of his neighbors. He burned oil fields in Kuwait and released 60 million barrels of oil in the desert, with which he spoiled 1500 km of the Gulf coast. He has aggressive regional ambitions as well as he is ruthlessness and unpredictability. It may at some point be wise to remove him from power. Its little likelihood that anybody can negotiate with him the only way is to give him an ultimatum as it was in the case of the weapons inspectors.
On the other hand, there is little evidence to indic

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


I'm Harold

Would you like to get a custom essay? How about receiving a customized one?

Check it out