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In going to war against Iraq, President Bush proclaimed Iraq, Iran and North Korea an "axis of evil," and told us that Saddam and his weapons of mass destruction were grave threats to America. Nearly four years later, no end is in sight to the bloodshed, or to the costs of occupying Iraq. A possible civil war is in the wings, and Iran and North Korea loom as bigger threats than ever.
click to enlarge Ray DeGeorge North central -  - Landscaper, painter -  - Has your support or opposition changed since the - start of the Iraq war? The weapons of mass - destruction were there, but they were moved. We did the - right thing, except that we should have been more - forceful from the start. We'll keep tightening the noose - and achieve our goal. The Iraqi people understand what - we're doing. -  - Are we being told the truth about the war? By - the president, yes, but lots of positive things are - happening that the press isn't reporting. -  - Given their tyrannical leaders and weapons of mass - destruction, should we take military action against Iran - and North Korea? We don't need to. We already - have a Korean presence in South Korea, and a Middle - East presence in Iraq.
  • Ray DeGeorge

    North central

    Landscaper, painter

    Has your support or opposition changed since the start of the Iraq war? The weapons of mass destruction were there, but they were moved. We did the right thing, except that we should have been more forceful from the start. We'll keep tightening the noose and achieve our goal. The Iraqi people understand what we're doing.

    Are we being told the truth about the war? By the president, yes, but lots of positive things are happening that the press isn't reporting.

    Given their tyrannical leaders and weapons of mass destruction, should we take military action against Iran and North Korea? We don't need to. We already have a Korean presence in South Korea, and a Middle East presence in Iraq.

click to enlarge Greg Zimmerman North End area -  - Recent college graduate -  -  - Has your support or opposition to the war in Iraq - changed? I opposed it from the start, and the - longer it goes on, the more problems I see. It certainly - hasn't helped the Iraqi people. -  - Is that situation improving or deteriorating? It - looks to me like nothing is changing. Americans are - dying, Iraqis are dying, children are dying. -  - Have recent troop scandals affected your views? - You have to expect that kind of thing when you put - thousands of young men in such terrible conditions. -  - Are we being told the truth about Iraq? - Probably not. It's been proven that we were lied to - about why we went in. -  - Should we take military action against Iran and/or - North Korea? They're a bigger threat to us than Iraq - ever was, but it would be insane to go into either - country. -
  • Greg Zimmerman

    North End area

    Recent college graduate

    Has your support or opposition to the war in Iraq changed? I opposed it from the start, and the longer it goes on, the more problems I see. It certainly hasn't helped the Iraqi people.

    Is that situation improving or deteriorating? It looks to me like nothing is changing. Americans are dying, Iraqis are dying, children are dying.

    Have recent troop scandals affected your views? You have to expect that kind of thing when you put thousands of young men in such terrible conditions.

    Are we being told the truth about Iraq? Probably not. It's been proven that we were lied to about why we went in.

    Should we take military action against Iran and/or North Korea? They're a bigger threat to us than Iraq ever was, but it would be insane to go into either country.

click to enlarge John Fields Manitou Springs -  - Graphic designer -  - Has your support or opposition to the Iraqi war - changed? I continue to totally oppose it. We went - into Iraq for oil and resources, not the reasons they - gave. -  - Are things there improving or deteriorating? - The problems are worse now than when we went - in. The day-to-day lives of the people are worse than - ever, and they're on the edge of civil war. -  - Have recent troop scandals affected your views? - That happens in any war. A bunch of quickly - trained young soldiers lose their cool and seek revenge - when their buddies get killed. -  - Have we been told the truth about Iraq? This - administration is secretive and misleading. They lied - when we went in, and they're lying about what we're - going to do. -
  • John Fields

    Manitou Springs

    Graphic designer

    Has your support or opposition to the Iraqi war changed? I continue to totally oppose it. We went into Iraq for oil and resources, not the reasons they gave.

    Are things there improving or deteriorating? The problems are worse now than when we went in. The day-to-day lives of the people are worse than ever, and they're on the edge of civil war.

    Have recent troop scandals affected your views? That happens in any war. A bunch of quickly trained young soldiers lose their cool and seek revenge when their buddies get killed.

    Have we been told the truth about Iraq? This administration is secretive and misleading. They lied when we went in, and they're lying about what we're going to do.

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