War in Iraq and Its Influence on International Relations

War in Iraq is one of the most controversial and debatable issues today. This war has both pros and cons, advantages and disadvantages for the USA government and the nation. The main problem is that this war affects many countries, their social and economic situation, political stability, and international relations. The question of the American military presence in Iraq is one of the most controversial issues in political practice. During years of heated discussions, society has tried to solve the ethical, philosophical, and political dilemma concerning the war on terror and aggression of the American government against the Iraqi people.

Thesis The war in Iraq is not a self-fulfilling prophecy because it violates the rights of the native population and does not lead to expected and desired outcomes.

The war in Iraq is not a self-fulfilling prophesy because it violates the human rights of citizens and their democratic privileges. America should stop the war in Iraq because its military presence and occupation contradict International Law. The example of the Iraqi war illustrates the fact that the problems of conflicts and violence are not carried out at a distance, against the invisible population, but in immediate physical confrontations with them. Another argument is that there is increasing violence in Iraq against the US military. Another reason against the military presence of the USA in Iraq is that the primary justification for the war against terror and military intervention in Iraq (weapons of mass destruction) is false.

The main consequence was a shift of U.S. policy from peaceful neutrality to an aggressive international policy supported by military strength. “It would serve as an example of Washington’s repeated difficulty in winning guerrilla conflicts” (the U.S. Faces Pressure … 2005). In addition, the US should stop the war in Iraq because the short-term consequences of its presence include increasing budget spending on the military sector and security programs, temporal stability, and security of the American nation. Nevertheless, the war can create more terrorism-affected innocent people around the world (Hewitt 54).

The war in Iraq does not create more terror but has a negative impact on US international relations and democratic principles. Democratic processes that aim to empower the populace with the final authority see the problem as a top-down solution. No doubt that in modern society the main role is featured in democracy and the US presence supports democratic processes in Iraq. The re-organization of the political system should be mentioned here. Also, a civil war “could spill over into the rest of the region and threaten the world’s energy supplies, a development that would damage the economies of all oil-dependent countries” (the U.S. Faces Pressure … 2005).

In this situation, the purpose of US forces is to maintain the continuity of the borders while introducing a degree of regional and local autonomy. In this case, the US military is a force that ensures political stability and security for the civil population (Hewitt 54).

In sum, the war in Iraq has not reached its expected outcomes: the main means to fight terrorism include firm opposition to terrorism in all its forms and wherever it takes place, and opposition to domestic and international terrorism and response to terrorist acts. The US mission in Iraq does not ensure global peace and control over the region and its terror groups. The problems are magnified when international diplomatic conventions and considerations must also be taken into account.

Works Cited

Hewitt, Ch. Understanding Terrorism in America: From the Klan to Al Qaeda. Routledge, 2002.

The U.S. Faces Pressure to Pull Troops from Iraq. 2005. Web.

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