Letter to the Editor: Bring Back the Spirit of Protest

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Ever since some time around November 2001, I’ve been thinking that the good old protest songs of the 1960s and 1970s could use a revival. I’m hoping that the spirit of peace will be revived as well.

The war against Iraq is looking more and more like Vietnam to me, which may explain some crazy urges to grow my hair out long and play eternal choruses of “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?”

If most Americans are against attacking Iraq, why doesn’t anyone do anything about it? It’s obvious to me that if people want change, they need to do something about it.

The nations of Europe learned a long time ago that unprovoked war is a bad idea.

Why won’t we learn from our predecessors?

Whatever happened to tracking down Osama bin Laden? Why must young men fight an old man’s war?

The war on Iraq is detracting from the real issues.

What can war do that good diplomacy can’t?

It can kill, that’s all.

Natalena Wilson

Junior, English