TITLE

THE TROUBLE WITH MIXED MOTIVES

AUTHOR(S)
Fink, Susan D.
PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
Naval War College Review;Summer/Autumn2004, Vol. 57 Issue 3/4, p19
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article informs that in the aftermath of the Iraq war and transfer to Iraqi authority, a bitter debate persists over the motives for the war and the reasons for the transatlantic antipathy it engendered. There are those who argue that moral talk coming out of the White House represents a fig leaf for realpolitik, a change in tactics after the failure to find evidence of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction. The Iraq war, like the 1999 Kosovo campaign, was launched without a United Nations Security Council resolution explicitly authorizing it. The reason is that there has been a shift in the normative landscape, a radicalization of moral, legal, and political arguments for and against war.
ACCESSION #
15287934

 

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