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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

One youth's perspective on the Iraq War should be an inspiration for all

As people come to grips over this god-awful war in Iraq, one student, Eric Ritter, decided to put his thoughts into music and came up with his anti-war song entitled "The Loss of Good Men."

Ritter uses his song as a way to express his frustrations about this senselessness war and the impact it's having on his generation. His words should make everyone reflect on what's really important, that this war needs to come to a conclusion sooner rather than later.

While we're being bombarded with such important issues as Paris Hilton being released from jail, the latest book on Princess Diana, and how much John Edwards paid for his haircut, young people like Ritter gives me hope that maybe, just maybe, the next generation will learn a thing or two about the consequences of a war that was based on lies and misinformation.