Editor's note: Today's letters to the editor are from Southwest Junior High students learning about persuasive writing.
To the editor:
Since 2003, between 88,952 and 97,094 people have died in Iraq, according to iraqbodycount.org. The U.S. is spending an average of $255 million a day in Iraq. In a year we have spent over $572.7 trillion, according to nationalpriorities.org, while the economy is bad. We should stop the war and try to get the economy better so we can do better and have more money.
Innocent kids and woman are getting wounded and even killed. Will our new president do something? He says he will remove the troops in 12 to 16 months. Too many people have died and if we don’t stop more and more people will die. Not only American troops but also troops from Iraq, and they have families and they are like you and me.
Some people in Iraq are not bad, I was reading Time the other day and some Iraqis are so tired of the war. Many people want to end the war, so Iraq and all of us could live in peace with each other.
Southwest Junior High