from alums about war, and the U.S.
Perhaps some alumni will agree with my ideas and "spread the word"
to government and press leaders."Spreading the truth to people
around the world should be our major undertaking. The only way to win
the Iraq war will be to have the vast majority of the Iraqis helping us.
(1) Saddam led them into the Iran War (the Iraqis think Iran started
it) in which a million people died with no benefit to either side,
Hammering these facts home to every Iraqi is vital. They must realize that if they dont all pull together to help us help them, we will pull out, taking with us the billions of dollars we are offering them. They will then be broke and in a major Civil War between the Shiites, Sunnis, and Kurds with no hope of a happy life. Every Iraqi, but particularly the religious leaders, must be made to understand this. Otherwise all our expense of American lives and dollars will be a total waste.
Make all the people of North Korea understand that we will never attack them without provocation, but if they attack anyone in the world with any kind of weapon, our atom bombs will flatten their country in days. Even a madman leader would not start that war. They are trying to bully U.S. Stupid!
Finally, make terrorists realize that as a result of 9/11 we are much stronger and unified against them than we would be without their continuing threats.
On a different subject, ask all opposed to the right of women to abortion. "How many unwanted, crack-addicted babies have you already adopted and how many more do you plan to support until they are adults?" The question leaves them gasping facing reality.
Dayton T. Kieswetter 42
First time, at 92, I am ashamed of the U.S., where Know-Nothings are in power attempting to dominate the world.
Stevan Dedijer 34
Bring them on, says Bush, and mentally, Ill whup em with teenagers and young single mothers (only not my daughters.} Hmmm jut like the Childrens Crusade. And behind him, Rummy, with steel strings.
I call myself a Veteran for Peace.
John W. Dern-Palmer 44
I have been humbled and chastened by an image in PAW's "War Triggers
Activism" column last month. In the photo of the rally held by the
Princeton Committee Against Terrorism, one fellow carried a sign reading
"Hippies Go Home!" Now THAT's a compelling argument! Before,
I thought it was my duty as a patriotic American to speak out when I have
concerns about the decisions of political leaders, but now I've certainly
been put in my place. Or... maybe not.
Sasha Kopf '02
March 4, 2003
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