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10/25/06 - East Texas

The War Debate

by Larry Little

Wednesday morning .President Bush faced reporters to address growing concerns about the war in Iraq. "I know many Americans are not satisfied with the situation in Iraq. I'm not satisfied either, and that is why we are taking new steps to help secure Baghdad and constantly adjusting our tactics to meet the changing threat," the President said.

East Texans are among those forming opinions about the ongoing war. 

"I think it's necessary. I think we need to be over there to help them," says Patricia Brookshire.

"I'm disappointed at the way it's going, but I still feel like we'd better stay the course, because it's to our best interest if we do. I'm glad I'm not the one making the decisions," says Daryl Surface.

Not everyone we spoke with agrees our troops should stay in Iraq.

"I think we got the point across. They just need to leave it alone and give them a chance to build up their own society, give them a chance to do stuff on their own," says Daniel Torres.

The election is now just days away, and some feel the war in Iraq will be a determining factor in many races, but not everyone believes the war's success or failure should be turned into a political issue.

"I don't feel like either side has all the answers. I wish they did, but I don't think they do", says Surface.

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