Other options besides war

Published: Monday, January 20, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 19, 2003 at 10:29 p.m.

I don't think war against Iraq will accomplish what President Bush hopes it will. In addition, we haven't been attacked by Iraq, and it has not been demonstrated to my satisfaction that Iraq is an imminent threat.

Innocent Iraqis, fathers, mothers and children will be killed in trying to end the life of Saddam Hussein. Many of our sons and daughters will be killed or poisoned, also.

There are other ways to accomplish this country's righteous endeavors - diplomacy, change from within the Iraqi leadership, and pressures from Iraq's neighbors and our allies. Thomas Jefferson said, "Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it."

If we, the citizens of the United States, would be willing to pray together and separately for divine help, I believe that our leaders would be inspired and would find other reasonable ways to solve the problems we now have with Iraq.

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