"Delay, indecision, and inaction are not options for America, because they could lead to massive and
sudden horror." - President G. W.
This year, America faced a
new kind of war — one which involved terrorism, weapons of mass
destruction, and biological weapons.
Although these terms had been used
before, never had they been so realistic.
"I don't think that it is okay
to let Hussein have nuclear weapons in his power. People are quick
to criticise war, but they can't think
of anything else to do," said sophomore university studies Dom
Many students agreed that
war was the only way to end this
"I agree with Bush because
he wants to put a stop to a homocidal
madman before it gets out of hand.
I wouldn't have a problem going
over there and fighting myself," said
senior biology major Chris
While some were ready to
help out with the war efforts, others were more wary of the situation.
"I'm really religious, and it
scares me to know that we might
have another world war, like it says
Sharing Expierences. Israeli
students Dafna Harel, Chanan
Fogel, and Roy Sheham talk to
a group of students on Oct. 2 in
the Honors College lounge. The
speakers were part of a group
of 48 students touring the US.
Their mission was to prove that
their life in the Middle East is
in the Bible. I don't feel that anything
we say or do will change the politicians'
minds," said junior chemistry major,
Amy Fin ley.
This type of despair led to feelings of distrust of the government media.
"I try not to worry about things
that are going on. I feel like the information on the news is propaganda, and
it is used to make us scared and confused," said junior photography major
Conspiracy theories made many
people believe that in fact our president
had his own interests in mind.
"We shouldn't go to war. Bush is
using his own agenda to try to get the
Senate to back him. Iraq is a sovereign
nation, and we are the aggressors if we
attack them. It's none of our business,"
said junior English literature major
"I feel like Bush is just trying to
exert his authority. He is focusing on his
animosities toward Hussein. He needs to
get his interests in order," said freshman
computer science major Sheena
All opinions of the war were protested during this year. However, above
all, students were quick to support their
Stand Up For Your Right. Freshman
psychology major Paul Shwartz expresses his concern for the war on terrorism by wearing a homemade sign on
his shirt. As the situation with Iraq
escalated, students proclaiming the
need for peace in the Middle East were
a common sight around campus.
SHOULD VE GO TO VARP
I don't think we need to have a war. It's
just all destruction and killing of
-Sree, senior, electrical engineering
I think we should go to war. They should
-Brandi Earl, freshman, education
I think Bush is jumping the gun. We
need to give the UN more time for talks.
-David Wilkinson, sophomore, business
It is only about the interests of private
large companies, money and oil. War
makes the economy go through the roof
and the president will take credit.
-Don Drake, senior, English literature
Kola Olaleye, senior,
"Bush is using this so-
called 'War on Terrorism' just to make himself look good. Now he's
trying to go to war
with Iraq so he can get
"I'm against the war.
It's not a good idea. We
have an ongoing war
with terrorism, and if
fight with Iraq it will
re-direct our position."
"Whatever the Bush administration needs to do
about Iraq, they should do
it. They should first
think about the consequences, and then decide
what to do."
'Going to war is not a
I good idea. The United
States does not have
enough evidence against
Iraq. It will create more
problems rather than
"I don't believe in war.
The United States
shouldn't go to war with