Making a permanent impression since 1994
March 28, 2004
-- Opinion --
Bush's illegal war
By John Elfed Hughes
Back in March 2003, President Bush decided to fight a war which breached
international law. This illegal war was wrong.
Back in March 2003, President Bush decided to fight a war which breached international law. This illegal war was wrong.
It doesn't seem the United Nations is being taken
Bush launched a war to destroy Saddam's brutal regime in which thousands were massacred without its backing.
He was part of a worldwide trend that saw millions
march in a massive, global anti-war protest.
Yet, Bush did little listening, either to the rest of
the world or his own people, who will decide his fate in the upcoming
presidential election, which will decide whether he will survive as
president for a second term.
It's clear that Bush hasn't helped the situation in
Suicide bombings are almost a daily occurrence in
Yes, it is true that Saddam killed thousands of his own people, but Bush has substituted a new problem: terrorists who attack without mercy or warning, killing hundreds.
Their mayhem was most prominently demonstrated in two
simultaneous attacks in
Now many people are asking whether Bush did enough to secure the highly unstable country.
If the violence does not end then Bush will find
himself in hot water, because the longer American troops are in
This has been demonstrated from the growing severity
and frequency of attacks.
At present the situation is a complete mess. However,
a few of the most wanted terrorists have been caught, such as Saddam
Hussein and his sons, but this has provoked anger amongst the people of
Iraq and extremists who supported these brutal regimes.
The atrocities of
On the day of the attacks, supporters of the terrorists chanted 'Allah is our God' and demonstrated in favor of the worst atrocity of our time.
This sick support of heartless murder established the need for the world to take action.
But I don't believe we had to use force against
Independent studies have shown that up to 10,000 Iraqis have been killed since the war last spring, a figure that’s almost three times the death total in the Gulf War.
Many of these deaths could have been prevented with better security methods. Surely Bush could have provided tougher security with his billions.
To regain the trust of the Iraqi people and the world, Bush has to change.
Though action against terrorism is required, Bush needs to listen to the American people and hold a public debate on his policies.
Moreover, Bush cannot ignore the children and
teenagers of the world, because they’re the future generation -- and
they care about their democracy.
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