War Games

December 10, 2009
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Guns fire, knifes clash, and nations are in a struggle with each other. It’s war. It’s not good. However, I firmly believe that war is necessary.

My first reason that war should be necessary is because of terrorism. America was attacked on September 11, 2001, by Muslim extremists, when they flew Boeing 747’s into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Over three thousand died in that tragedy. As you know, President Bush declared war on all of terrorism. If he hadn’t made the crucial decision to declare war, terrorists might become bolder and attack the U.S. with biological or nuclear devices. Thankfully, this “War on Terror” is keeping terrorists from attacking the West and other friendly nations in the Middle East. Our troops are preventing the Taliban from taking over Afghanistan and Pakistan, and fighting off Hamas terrorists in Israel. All in all, since we can’t negotiate with terrorists, we must fight them.

The second reason is America’s obligation to protect other nations. Most wars we have fought were fought to end those wars. In World War II, our sole purpose, unlike the Soviet’s, was to save France, and liberate islands Japan had taken, plus protect Italy. Most other countries wanted to risk the lives of their soldiers to exact revenge, but not the U.S. We liberated Korea and Iraq from tyranny and Kuwait from occupation. We tried to do this quickly and efficiently, not wanting to needlessly waste the lives of our soldiers. Therefore, we need to declare war on our enemies who wish to harm us or our allies.

Lastly, we need war because it speeds up invention and bolsters the economy. In World War I, Britain invented radar, which is widely used by Air Traffic control and pilots. They also invented the tank, which has been adapted by law enforcement for riot control and forced entry. In World War II, the jet engine was invented, crucial for long distance travel today. Also, penicillin was invented, saving the lives of millions of people. Germany made oil from coal in 1944, a major breakthrough in science. And when you invent something, people buy those inventions. Buying things bolsters the economy. Invention is good for the world, and war makes it go fast.

Some say that war tears apart families and needlessly kills soldiers. However, the soldiers and their families know the risks involved when going to war. Many soldiers are willing to die in Iraq or Afghanistan to protect our freedom, so why stop them?

In conclusion, blood must be spilled in combat for several reasons: to stop the insurgents, to protect our allies, and to boost the invention of new things. War is not pleasant or good, but if we don’t fight our enemies, they may destroy our world.

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toxic.monkey said...
Dec. 21, 2009 at 1:45 pm
want to say that only EXTREMIST taliban are terrorists.
also want to say that the US sat out most of the WWI. also, it's not effective to blame a third party in something to support your argument.
mahi_mahi replied...
Dec. 21, 2009 at 11:22 pm
Most of World War Two?! They participated in the most crucial events, since late 1941.
toxic.monkey replied...
Dec. 25, 2009 at 12:40 pm
if you look carefully you'll notice i wrote WWI not WWII. which is true, since USA only got involved in the last three years.
mahi_mahi replied...
Dec. 25, 2009 at 7:39 pm
Oh... my bad. In that case, you're right.
case said...
Dec. 18, 2009 at 12:13 pm
dead wrong, the tallibans religious beliefs are no the only reason we are being attacked, back in the war of vietnam we declared that we would help these middle eastern countries and left them in the sand with no support. blood does not have to be spilled, only an apology.
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