|From the Journal of John Doe
Author: LeafsFan2003 PM
John Doe's thoughts on the looming war in Iraq.Rated: Fiction K - English - Words: 548 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Published: 03-18-03 - id: 1273680
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A/N: As always, I don't own John Doe or any of the characters. Fox does.
March 18, 2003
In the relatively short time I've been able to remember things, I've known little fear. The only times my fear has amounted to anything are when I find myself in a closed space, or when my friends are in trouble. Even then, my fear is short lived, caused only by adrenaline being injected into my system by my brain. Now, however, having heard the speech by my President, George Walker Bush, born July 6, 1946, in New Haven, CT, to the 41st President of the United States, George Herbert Walker Bush and Barbara Bush…
Forgive me, but I tend to get sidetracked.
As I was saying, having heard that speech, my fears have begun to mount. While I have no concrete memories of ever fighting in a war, I do know what the force of 250,000 is likely to endure in the Iraqi desert. Up until the current War on Terror, 36,313,567 people have fought every major war since the War for American Independence, and their collective diaries and letters give testament to the horrors of war, regardless of the century. While it is assumed that the coming war will be a cakewalk, Iraq does have a force of some 429,000 active troops with an additional 650,000 in reserve, for a potential fighting force of 1,079,000 troops. So, ground forces could likely meet heavy resistance. Not to mention facing a populace that has endured 23 years, 8 months and 2 days of brainwashing by a crazed man.
Forgive me, for once again I've gotten sidetracked. My friends keep telling me not to do that.
The mood here in Seattle has been mixed, but for now, 64% of Americans surveyed support the looming war. That is a rather arbitrary figure, however, and doesn't actually reflect the whole of the nation. The polls are routinely conducted at random and only utilize the answers of about 1500 people. If I wanted to conduct a survey of greater Seattle, which would be easy considering only 1 in 10 people have their phone numbers unlisted, the results would most likely be about 58% in support of the war.
I see now they have once again raised the terror alert to orange. Considering the average warning of a terrorist attack is virtually nonexistent, the warning may prove futile. No terrorist attack in any part of the world has ever been preceded by a warning. Still, Digger has already assured me that he has a shelter ready in case of the worst. I only hope it doesn't happen, but given Seattle's proximity to the sea and the Canadian border, the threat is there.
I guess I should end this entry now. I'm supposed to meet Stella for coffee at 7:30 and I only have 27 minutes and three seconds to get there. If anything should happen before Friday, I will most certainly write about it here.
A/N: I do realize that this is short, but if I add to it, it will reflect JD's attempts to better get his thoughts down.