Taking it to the streets


Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at 12:03 a.m.
The other night I was watching the Charley Rose Show and was pleased to listen to Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb. Though not a Republican myself - or an ultra-conservative like Hagel - I did find his opinions on the war in Iraq most interesting.
He is no longer in favor of the war, and he does not believe President Bush has conferred sufficiently with Congress. He feels that sending more troops further bogs down this administration, and it's that bogged down philosophy on continuously looking for more "what-ifs" and more drastic efforts that make him draw stronger similarities between our efforts in Iraq and Vietnam together.
We have seen what this president is capable of. We have seen to what lengths he is willing to take his country, seen his reckless abandon for sending 18-and 19-year-old boys to Iraq only to come back home either in body bags or sent to one of many purposely not-spoken-of hospitals for the critically injured and maimed.
Once the press stops listening to D.C. and stops sanitizing this war, the people (as Sen. Hagel predicts for the coming months) will take to the streets in powerful protest against the Bush White House.

Christian I. Duque,

Gainesville

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