Thesis; It is necessary for Canada to be involved in the war on terror.
Original idea: In the modern conflict-ridden world, foreign war has a national implication. For that reason, Canadian Foreign Affairs department provides some Canadian police officers to countries such as Iraq to help train Iraqi soldiers to stabilize war-torn nations. Canada’s knee-deep involvement in the global war against terror triggers mixed reactions among its citizens.
Argument: In the modern conflict-ridden world, foreign war has a domestic implication. However, the Canadian citizens seem to have little concern on the involvement in their country on the war against terror. Canada’s knee-deep involvement in the global war against terror triggers mixed reactions among its citizens. In fact, the battle for leads to the death of thousands, displacement of one million people and destruction of thousands of housing units. Such implications raise the question of why Canadian government struggles for the legitimacy of the use of violence. Its involvement in such bloody struggle against a non-state actor produces a sustained debate on the strategic merits that the country gains through its direct involvement in the war on terror. This based on the fact that fighting terror through violent approaches exacts huge prices on the domestic residents, their infrastructure, and their cities.
Law vs. Morality: There are legal and ethical controversies that arise from the dissonance between those in battle, policy-makers on Canada’s involvement in the war against terror. Democratic ethic has gradually eroded by a culture of forgetting linked to the evolving nature of war. On the other hand, the state practice further undermines the norms of international law and morality. Efforts to combat terrorism should be conformed to legal and ethical standards.
Continuance of violence: Arguably, terrorism is virtually inevitable. It is certain that there will be more attacks in the future. Canada’s war on terror is counter-productive. While it subdues the war in the short term, it tends to recur through a reactionary twist in the preceding generations. There is need to stop viewing terrorism as one-time strategy and instead recognize it as an ongoing problem that requires long-term strategies to stop the continuance of violence.
Economy: The war on terror tends to weaken consumer confidence. In other words, it reduces consumption. Unexpected and sudden terrorist attack reduced Canada’s consumption as consumers hoard food and energy supplies on the concern about supply restrictions resulting from terror attacks. Though this provides a temporary stimulus to the country’s economy, the overall impact diminishes Canada’s consumer confidence.