The Corner Forum
Sunday, March 23, 2003
Issue #24

The U.S. Should Not Be in Iraq

By Lacey Bigelow, 1317 Emerald St. NE

Interviewed by Marc Borbely, 536 13th St. NE

I'm so pissed off with this war thing, this little war game — it just screws my head up. In 1991, when they had Desert Storm, every day, all day, the T.V. was going — you couldn't even get a real news report about your city.

What do you think about the war?

Well, I basically think that it's about something that Dad didn't do, and I'm gonna show him that I can do it. We're talking about power, oil — but what they fail to realize: the same guy they're trying to get rid of, that they brought to the United States years ago — they trained him. And after they trained him, he got over there and he saw all these oil wells and all these troops and soldiers, and they listened to him. There it is. Now, you've got this guy Rumsfeld, talking about "don't blow up no damns." They have been trained, "We're gonna blow up whatever the man says to."

Do you think we should be there?

No. I think we should be here, minding our own business. My obsession with this whole thing: if they can't get a man out of the reflecting pool in the District of Columbia for three days, how the hell are you gonna fight a war? I'm serious!

But I'll tell you what. I'm gonna fight for Emerald Street as long as I live there. §