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Divided we stand The military isn't meeting its recruitment quotas. The Democrats are conducting hearings on the Downing Street Memo, which details President Bush's determination to invade Iraq. There also are calls in Congress for a resolution requiring a timetable for bringing our troops home. Is public support of the Iraq war unraveling?

click to enlarge Mary Beth Diaz -  - West Side -  - Nurse -  - Why isn't media coverage of the war more thorough? - The - government, the military industrial complex, the stock - market people and the powerful companies profiting by - the war don't want us to think about it or [to] have - information about what's really happening. -  - Why isn't the military meeting its recruitment - quotas? No - one wants to die in a war that benefits nobody. -  - What should be done about Iraq? Let the Iraqi - people - decide whether we stay or leave.
  • Mary Beth Diaz

    West Side

    Nurse

    Why isn't media coverage of the war more thorough? The government, the military industrial complex, the stock market people and the powerful companies profiting by the war don't want us to think about it or [to] have information about what's really happening.

    Why isn't the military meeting its recruitment quotas? No one wants to die in a war that benefits nobody.

    What should be done about Iraq? Let the Iraqi people decide whether we stay or leave.

click to enlarge Andy Nelson -  - Northeast -  - Bartender -  - Has your position on Iraq changed? Little, if any. It - was a - mistake to rush in, but now that we're there, we can't - pull out. It's our responsibility now. -  - Is the news media reporting the whole story? - We're told - [about] what the news sources think will interest us: - American deaths, as opposed to whether the average - Iraqi is doing better. -  - What about the Downing Street Memo? It - pretty - accurately states Bush's intentions to go to war from the - first. He made the same arguments over and over again - until it became a chorus picked up by talk radio. -  - What should we do about Iraq? We're - responsible for Iraq - now. If anything, we need to increase our commitment. - They'll probably kick us out when they take charge.
  • Andy Nelson

    Northeast

    Bartender

    Has your position on Iraq changed? Little, if any. It was a mistake to rush in, but now that we're there, we can't pull out. It's our responsibility now.

    Is the news media reporting the whole story? We're told [about] what the news sources think will interest us: American deaths, as opposed to whether the average Iraqi is doing better.

    What about the Downing Street Memo? It pretty accurately states Bush's intentions to go to war from the first. He made the same arguments over and over again until it became a chorus picked up by talk radio.

    What should we do about Iraq? We're responsible for Iraq now. If anything, we need to increase our commitment. They'll probably kick us out when they take charge.

click to enlarge Lowell Thomas -  - Rockrimmon -  - Retired computer analyst -  - Has your position on Iraq altered? Not a bit. We - need to - be there, and we needed to remove their government. - We can leave when the new government stabilizes. -  - Has news coverage of the war been adequate? - With five - major news groups, we're getting a lot more coverage - than we used to get. -  - What about the Downing Street Memo? More - innocent - people were killed in 9/11 than in Pearl Harbor. I don't - want a truckload of explosives to drive up to this place - and blow us up. -  - What should be done about Iraq? It breaks my - heart for - us to use violence against any people, but the Muslim - nations chose to use violence first. We're just trying to - stop the violence.
  • Lowell Thomas

    Rockrimmon

    Retired computer analyst

    Has your position on Iraq altered? Not a bit. We need to be there, and we needed to remove their government. We can leave when the new government stabilizes.

    Has news coverage of the war been adequate? With five major news groups, we're getting a lot more coverage than we used to get.

    What about the Downing Street Memo? More innocent people were killed in 9/11 than in Pearl Harbor. I don't want a truckload of explosives to drive up to this place and blow us up.

    What should be done about Iraq? It breaks my heart for us to use violence against any people, but the Muslim nations chose to use violence first. We're just trying to stop the violence.

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