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Michael F. Bérubé

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780814799840

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814799840.001.0001

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Iraq

Iraq

The Hard Road to Debacle

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The Left at War
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Michael Bérubé

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814799840.003.0003

This chapter looks at the different rationales for opposing war in Afghanistan. Some opponents of the war expressed concern for the lives of civilians, arguing that the events of 9/11 did not give the United States the right to kill innocent civilians anywhere in the world. Others expressed concern for the framework of international law, saying that Bush–Cheney’;s foolish rebuff of the United Nations was a sign of much worse antidiplomatic arrogance to come, at a time when the United States needed as many allies as possible. There were also those who argued that the United States could not be trusted to conduct a retaliatory operation against al-Qaeda and those who argued that 9/11 was a crime rather than an act of war.

Keywords:   Afghan war, 9/11, international law, Bush–Cheney administration, retaliatory operation, al-Qaeda

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