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Be patient with war

Sandusky Register Staff • Mar 23, 2010 at 6:25 PM

The war in Iraq has been one of the most constantly debated, and increasingly polarizing topics of the current political scene in Washington D.C. However, one of the most demoralizing effects that we as Americans can have, is making claims that it is a "pointless conflict." What does that say to the troops? The troops have not only put their families on the back burner, but they risk their lives everyday just for the safety, independence and security of our great nation. By stating that it is a "pointless conflict," is that really supporting the troops who have put their lives on the line for us?

As for staunch critics of how the war has gone, what war has gone perfect? Why is this one so different? Perhaps one of the greatest flaws that Americans face is the fact that we are too eager for results without reasonable time. It took our country a very long time to be civil. Almost 85 years after the Declaration of Independence was signed, American hostility in our own country erupted in a civil war. Would it make sense for Iraq to be pacified, focused and determined after almost four years?

Brian Jordan


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