I am an independent voter. I do not believe or support a lot of the other two parties' ideals. So when I speak of the war in Iraq, I speak independently.
Before this war started, years ago, a lot of people asked me what I thought. My reply: I don't want our country to go to war. It will last for years -- could be five or more. Do we really know?
Almost everyone was saying let's do this and end Saddam Hussein's power. Our nation stood together -- united -- without thinking long-term.
Today, when asked, I say: A lot has gone wrong, but far more has gone right for the people of Iraq and the world. We must remain united and if that means I need to stand behind President Bush, then that's what I'll do to keep our nation strong.
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Are we going to give up and let all the lost lives and hard work be for what? We need to see this war to the end. This is not a political game -- we can't just quit. What if you lived in Iraq? Is this only our president's war? United we stand -- divided we fall!