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Iraq War Is Both Necessary and Justified This essay is in defense of the Iraqi War. President Bush's vocal critics say that American troops' happen to be sacrificed at the Iraq War. To begin with, the word "sacrifice" means that a person voluntarily gives or does up something in his or her own free will (such as a bunt to advance a runner at baseball or Catholics giving and giving up chocolate for Lent). I do not believe that any of these soldiers which were murdered in the war intentionally intended to expire or have been "sacrificed" because Michael Moore has erroneously stated. And I'm sure that when President Bush understood the names of those soldiers which were going to be killed, I am sure he'd have ordered those people to remain on U.S. army bases and not engage in battle in Iraq. Secondly, in World War II over 405,000 American military personnel had been murdered, which happens to constitute more than 400 times the sacrifice that our country has made in the combined Afghan/Iraq Wars. And besides that horrendous astronomical figure above 671,000 American soldiers had been injured during WWII. I agree with all the anti-war pundits that every American life ought to be valued, but when you examine "sacrifice" in its true context, look at the past to equate the real price of freedom. Even the World Trade Center twin-towers catastrophe was quite comparable to Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and actually more people died on September 11th on U.S. soil than were bombed and killed at Pearl Harbor. Now here is where the liberal mentality abruptly turns philosophical. "The Iraq War shouldn't be fought and it cannot be validly compared to WWII," they will argue. President Bush does not like or need war, but sometimes war is the only workable measure to take. I stro...