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Japan's Self Defense Force in
Sending the self-defense force to Iraq is a bad idea for many
First of all, the constitution forbids it. After WWII, Japan
promised never to use military force outside of the country. In Japan's
history the use of military force has lead to disaster and pain. The
constitution has protected the Japanese people from this happening
again. Whatever the reason, the constitution should never be changed
because it has protected the people.
Secondly, the war itself was illegal. The U.N. and many
were against it. There were more protests against the invasion of
Iraq than any
other event in human history so far. The reason given for starting the
war was to destroy the so-called eweapons
of mass destruction'. However, we know now that there never were
weapons of mass destruction. It was all a lie. America simply
wanted to control the region because of the oil. Killing people to get
money is murder and there is no
excuse. If Japan helps America and the other countries in Iraq, Japan
will also be guilty.
America, Britain and Japan have no right to change the government in
Iraq or any other country. Only the people of that country have the
right to do this.
Another reason the SDF should not be in Iraq is that if
Japan gets involved, Japan may become a victim of terrorism, or get
involved in other wars someday.
It could be the beginning of another military era. This would mean
spending much more money on the
military. This would make the economy much worse. Peace is much easier
to achieve through politics than through violence.
The best thing for Japan to do is stay neutral. Countries like
Sweden always stay neutral and because of that, they are always at
peace. Peace is the most important thing. Japan should not get involved
Q1: What does the constitution say about the military?
Q2: Who was against the war?
Q3 What did people around the world think of the war?
Q4: Why did America REALLY start the war?
Q5: What happened to the weapons of mass destruction?
Q6: Who has the right to change the Iraqi government?
Q7: What may happen to Japan in the future if it gets involved?
Q8: What would make the economy worse?
Q9: What should Japan do like Sweden?