2004-05-06 / Letters/Opinion

What’s Your Opinion?

What’s Your Opinion?

What’s Your Opinion?

“I think it was to sway public opinion. I don’t think this war should have ever started. So a lot of people are trying to do whatever they can to stop it.” Madeline Fominko, Canarsie“I think it was to sway public opinion. I don’t think this war should have ever started. So a lot of people are trying to do whatever they can to stop it.” Madeline Fominko, Canarsie

Question: Last Friday, ABC’s "Nightline" devoted the entire show to reading the names of those killed in the Iraq war. Some say the show was a stunt aimed at swaying public opinion against the war, while some say it was a fitting memorial. What do you think?


“I think it was a fitting memorial. We can’t forget our loved ones who are fighting for us in this war against terrorism.”  MacArthur Joseph, East Flatbush“I think it was a fitting memorial. We can’t forget our loved ones who are fighting for us in this war against terrorism.” MacArthur Joseph, East Flatbush“I’m a veteran from the first Gulf War. It’s a shame, a crime that they showed the war dead like that. They should have some respect for the families. They should leave them alone and have more respect for the dead who are heroes, like Pat Tillman, formerly of the Arizona Cardinals.” Steve Reiter, Canarsie“I’m a veteran from the first Gulf War. It’s a shame, a crime that they showed the war dead like that. They should have some respect for the families. They should leave them alone and have more respect for the dead who are heroes, like Pat Tillman, formerly of the Arizona Cardinals.” Steve Reiter, Canarsie

“I think it was a fitting memorial. They were just showing who died. I don’t think it was a stunt. That’s a form of respect which they deserve for being heroes — to keep their lives in remembrance.”  Malaysia Thomas, Canarsie“I think it was a fitting memorial. They were just showing who died. I don’t think it was a stunt. That’s a form of respect which they deserve for being heroes — to keep their lives in remembrance.” Malaysia Thomas, Canarsie

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