War on the Homefront

By: Tyler Helms
By: Tyler Helms

One year ago today, the war in Iraq began, and 365 days later, President Bush stands stronger than ever behind his decision.

"All of us can now agree that the fall of Iraqi's dictator has removed a source of violence, aggression and restored stability to the Middle East," said President Bush.

But some people are not as confident as the President. Their opinions send mixed messages.

"Gas prices have gone up. And we have lost a lot of people over there. And just think of the mothers, daddies and children left behind," said Vashti Overby.

"I think it's worth it, but to some people it's not, because their family didn't come back. But to some people it is, because they no longer have Saddam ruling them, I guess," said Jessie Fortson.

"As for ending the War on Terror, I don't think that will, just by a year in Iraq," said Joseph Johnson.

But one man we talked to had a completely different perspective.

"It's been tough, but like with anything, we get through it," said John Mott, a naval reservist.

And he should know. Mott just returned several months ago from serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He says it's rough but more successful than you see.

"I think it is more successful than people see on the major news networks like CNN and stuff. There is a lot more good stuff than people see," Mott said.

Either way, people remain divided on the War in Iraq. To date, 572 U.S. soldiers have died in the war, two of them on Thursday.


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