Differing opinions voiced on Iraq anniversaryPosted: Updated:
The fifth anniversary of the war in Iraq was discussed in positive and negative tones throughout the country Wednesday, including a speech from the president and a protest in Trenton.
President Bush defended the war in his Washington address. The president said he will not be pulling any troops out of combat as it would jeopardize security in Iraq.
Bush did acknowledge the nation?s mixed feelings concerning the conflict. In his speech, the president admitted there is "an understandable debate about whether the war was worth fighting."
The president maintained his message of staying the course, however.
?Removing Saddam Hussein from power was the right decision,? said Bush. ?And this is a fight America can, and must win."
Closer to home, New Jersey protestors at the Trenton Statehouse discussed the difference between supporting the war and supporting the troops.
?Going to Iraq and spending almost $2 trillion is not a way of supporting our military,? said one protestor.
New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine, who has criticized the war himself, said he believes discussion of the conflict needs to be heightened. ?The debates we have about war and peace need to be more thorough,? said Corzine.