2003-12-03 / Letters/Opinion

What’s Your Opinion?

Responses compiled and photographed by Bill O
What’s Your Opinion?

What’s Your Opinion?

“I do agree it was an opportunity to boost morale, the morale of the troops overseas. I feel it was the right thing to do and he should have been there.”    Debora McCormack, Marine Park“I do agree it was an opportunity to boost morale, the morale of the troops overseas. I feel it was the right thing to do and he should have been there.” Debora McCormack, Marine Park

Responses compiled and photographed by Bill O’Neill

Question: Do you think President Bush’s surprise visit to the troops in Iraq on Thanksgiving was a sincere opportunity to boost morale or political grandstanding to sway faltering public opinion, or something else? Briefly explain.


“He had good purpose to go over there. He did it by himself. Nobody sent him over there. The troops needed him over there.”                           Joseph Pillard, Canarsie“He had good purpose to go over there. He did it by himself. Nobody sent him over there. The troops needed him over there.” Joseph Pillard, Canarsie“He’s really not helping anybody. That’s not doing anything for the troops. It’s not helping them, deal with conditions over there. The President isn’t really helping matters, basically.”  Abena Amory, Canarsie“He’s really not helping anybody. That’s not doing anything for the troops. It’s not helping them, deal with conditions over there. The President isn’t really helping matters, basically.” Abena Amory, Canarsie

“I think it’s great that he went because he gives everybody else motivation; do what they got to do. I think he’s a good president. He shows a lot of good leadership. And he’s very genuine.” Tiana Hernandez, Brownsville“I think it’s great that he went because he gives everybody else motivation; do what they got to do. I think he’s a good president. He shows a lot of good leadership. And he’s very genuine.” Tiana Hernandez, Brownsville

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