Student Voice


July 22, 2024

Letter to the editor

Student responds to Iraq column

April 20, 2007

Let me start out with the two quotes that have influenced me to write this letter, "...I want to say thank you to the men who fight for us everyday," and "Our boys need information ... " Something is missing here. Last time I checked there were at least two sexes in our world today, both of which are fighting and risking their lives everyday. It is only right that we recognize the women soldiers who endanger their lives fighting for our country.

I must say, I do not believe in the war our country is fighting today, but me saying this does not mean I do not support the troops. The strength and courage those people have is unbelievable and cannot go unrecognized.

I could probably go on for days about why I don't agree with the war, but for your sake and mine I will just say this: In the end, when this is all said and done, have we really won anything? Is spending billions of dollars and losing thousands of men and women really winning? Our country is in debt enough as it is, and spending money on something that could have no end just doesn't make sense to me. A new CNN poll showed that as many as 61 percent of Americans oppose the war, and we cannot ignore the fact that our European allies object, as well as all of Iraq's neighbors. It seems to me that there are too many reasons to continue on with this war, and I am a part of a large population that agrees.

Kasey Barrett