Hello, I am looking for someone to write an article on War of Retribution. It needs to be at least 1750 words. It has six conditions that must be met before waging war. First, the cause of the war should be just. Second, the decision to go to war should be made by the right authority. Third, the groups going to the war should do so with the right intention. Fourth, the war should only be undertaken as a last resort. Fifth, the goal should be a likely emergent peace. Lastly, the war should be proportionate (Chambers 3).
In 2003, America invaded Iraq to oust Saddam Hussein from power following his alleged links with al-Qaeda and impending terrorist attacks against the U.S (Record 67). The invasion culminated in a full-scale war with Islamic militants opposed to the Western occupation of the country. When America entered the war, it sought to justify its actions in line with the conditions of jus ad bellum.
One of the requirements of jus ad bellum is that the war must be just. The Bush administration justified the war by accusing Iraq of making weapons of mass destruction and aiding al-Qaeda. The US government also claimed that the alleged weapons could be used against America. Although Iraq never showed any signs of aggression, the Bush administration created the impression that America was under imminent chemical weapons attack from Iraq. Any government has an obligation of protecting its people from security threats. Thus, to eliminate the threat, America removed Saddam Hussein from power. Therefore, from the 2003 American perspective, the war was justified.
The Bush administration linked Iraq with terrorist organizations. The administration accused Saddam Hussein of collaborating with al-Qaeda, the terrorist group that undertook the 2001 attacks against the U.S (Record 67). The American people feared the reoccurrence of another terror attack. they were particularly afraid of the repetition of 9/11 attacks conducted with weapons of mass destruction. It was alleged that Saddam Hussein could supply weapons of mass destruction to al-Qaeda to carry out terror attacks against America. Thus, the war .on Iraq was necessary to prevent Saddam Hussein from selling his weapons of mass destruction to terrorist organizations that could potentially attack the U.S again (Chambers 6).