Many of the troops in Iraq today are our peers, 19, 20, 21 and 22 years old; the same age as us. They were sent there by President Bush to find weapons of mass destruction. They dropped many bombs. They fired many bullets. Hundreds of them have been killed. The bombs they dropped killed thousands of Iraqis and wounded tens of thousands more.
In the end they didn’t find any weapons of mass destruction but still they remain in Iraq, long after they were told they would be able to go home. Every day another one of them dies.
As long as our peers are not home, the people that were against the war must not be at home either. It is time to go back to the streets where we were in April. To say that the war was wrong than, and the occupation is wrong now.
Every Saturday at noon on the corner of College Avenue and Mulberry Street in Fort Collins people meet to dissent from the current administration and show support for the troops by saying, “Bring them home now.” See you on Saturday.
Dept. of Philosophy