Volume 96, Issue 82
Thursday, March 6, 2003

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Threats won't go

To the Editor:

I am astounded at the lack of support for the war effort that the world is currently displaying. Let me take you back to Sept. 11, 2001; I could have given a rifle to the minister at my local church and he would have rushed into the gates of hell to get rid of the evil force behind that day's events.

I wish that we weren't so lazy as a society – that we could start and finish something that is of global importance. A year from now, when a deadly biological weapon is exploded on the TTC in Toronto, we will again be calling for blood and looking for someone to blame. Well, guess what? Just like a parent that grounds their son for a week and then lets him off after a few days, we need to do the right thing and let our leaders and military prevent another tragedy.

Playing nice and sitting on our asses will not get rid of the current threat. Let's not forget how long it took for us to get involved in helping prevent the tragedies of WWII. It may not be easy, but insane cultures and beliefs don't tend to go away on their own.

If we don't support the war effort [now], then [we'll] have [no one else] to blame [but] ourselves.

Jeff Armour
Biology IV

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