Persuasive Essay On Brainwashed Child Soldiers

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Imagine being a brainwashed child soldier who thought they were doing something good, but later found out that they were going to be killed for their actions. Would you be wondering what you did wrong? They were told what they were doing was good only to later find out it was wrong and that they were going to die for it. There have been soldiers fighting for terrorist groups because the terrorists convinced them that what they would be doing would be for good. They should be given amnesty because they’re brainwashed, tortured and are made broken promises.
My first reason they should be given amnesty is that they’re brainwashed. Kids are vulnerable and they can be brainwashed very easily. In the article “The Child Soldier on Trial at Guantanamo” by Andrea Prasow it says “Two former interrogators testified that Khadr had bragged about killing a U.S. soldier and that he claimed the day he planted landmines to kill U.S. and coalition forces was the happiest day of his life.” This shows how the army’s makes what they’re doing seem good, even though it is horrible. The children have been convinced so much that they don’t even know what they’re doing is wrong. Also, in the article “Child Soldiers: Victims or Perpetrators?” it says “More often than not children have no say in whether they enlist or not and once recruited the children become brainwashed through the use of drugs and alcohol. The drugs and alcohol make the children become more compliant enabling them to commit

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