In response to Friday’s “Students’ interest in war in Iraq
declines” article, I was appalled by some of my fellow students’
statements that the war is getting “old.”
How easy it is for us to complain in between attending classes
and hanging out with friends, meanwhile half a world away our
American soldiers have and continue to put their lives on the line
daily. Why not complain? It is not like it is our lives on the
line; that is ridiculous!
Whether or not any of us personally agree with the war in Iraq
or not, how dare we take our freedom, the very freedom in fact that
was given to us thanks to American soldiers like those now in Iraq
who also put their lives on the line, for granted.
Each of us needs to remember: while we can simply turn off our
television and the war in Iraq will disappear for a while, every
second of every day the lives of our soldiers are put on the line
Furthermore, for those that have lost their lives in Iraq and
will lose their lives, they are human beings each with their own
lives, families, friends and so on. Do not let them become numbers
or statistics because they deserve so much more from us.
Senior, political science