A formal apology

Abigail Carter

I would like to take this opportunity to grovel for forgiveness and apologize to the pro-war supporters. Yes, I was anti-war, and now I realize my convictions were wrong. America went in and got the bad guy, or I mean lost the… well, whatever; you know what I mean.

America took down a regime that was a major threat to the U.S. Even though we still haven’t found any weapons of mass destruction without the restrictions on inspectors, I am convinced that they are there. Either Saddam is really good at hiding large weapons in the sand or the sand causes the inspectors not to see very well.

I was wrong to question the motives of our president and the rest of his administration. After all, in reality that isn’t my job as a U.S. citizen. In fact, I have learned from several pro-war supporters that questioning one’s leaders in a democratic nation makes them a turncoat. It’s not like the U.S. was founded on a protest or anything like that.

The Iraqi people really do have their freedom now: the freedom to have new leaders installed that we will choose for them, and that is what democracy is all about. After all, the last one we put into power didn’t work out so well.

But that is what is amazing about America. They make a mistake and they fix it, all the while gaining more and more control over oil in the Middle East.

America is consistent too; there was that mistake of forming the UN by Franklin D. Roosevelt, but we are taking care of that. America formed the United Nations so if the other countries won’t play nice then we won’t play at all. Screw them. God bless America!

In closing my apology, I would just like to reinforce some American ideals. Oh, wait, I have to think about that; Locks did have a good point. Ok, I would like to reinforce one important American “real,” which is free speech. Without boiling water or drills, I was enlightened by free speech.

Whether you are a pro-war supporter that is an expert on moms or a reality specialist, I am sorry. But, as Bush said of his meeting with John McCain on the Dallas Morning News, May 10, 2000, “I think we agree, the past is over.