evaluate and discuss the decision to invade Iraq in 2003.

Personal Responsibility Paper Assignment: The

Decision to Invade Iraq


A core component of a well-functioning democratic society is having leaders who will be

bound by ethical decision making. Your task for this paper is to evaluate and discuss the

decision to invade Iraq in 2003.


Within your paper—and keeping in mind and evaluating the ethical merits of this decision—you should address the arguments in support of—and opposition to—this decision.  What evidence is there that lends credence to each side of the argument?  Finally, this decision had political implications.  What were those implications, and how do those realities enhance your understanding of how politics works?  You must draw a conclusion and justify your position.


Paper Guidelines:

-Minimum of 1,000 words

-Minimum of 3-5 sources

-For each of your sources that you select, you should carefully incorporate the CLUES

method to evaluate your information and assess your sources’ reliability in constructing

your arguments:


Consider the source and its author

Lay out the argument, values and assumptions of the author

Uncover the evidence, which should be based upon empirical evidence and/or sound,

logical reasoning

Evaluate the author’s conclusion

Sort out the political implications, i.e., how does the source enhance your understanding of politics?



Important Directions:

-Paper must conform to the APA style format.

-Paper must be typed in 12 point Times New Roman font and double spaced

Must be turned into SafeAssign by 11:59 pm on Friday, August 6, 2021

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