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As of press time, all signs indicate an imminent invasion of Iraq.

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Alex Cummins
Colorado Springs Student

What is the best possible outcome of a war in Iraq? There is no good possible outcome whatsoever, except that maybe we'll be a little safer and have a better sense of security.

What is the worst possible outcome? World destruction.

What do you think is the role of media? It creates the war or what people see as the war so it pretty much is the war.

Will the cost in world opinion of the United States be worth a liberated, democratic Iraq? No. It's just going to piss more people off, I think.

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Regina Dipadova
Colorado Springs Drug and Alcohol Counselor

What is the best possible outcome of a war in Iraq? That it's over soon.

What is the worst possible outcome? That it goes on and on and that innocent lives are destroyed.

What do you think is the role of media? I hate being inundated with it. I guess the role of media is to report and move on.

Will the cost in world opinion of the United States be worth a liberated, democratic Iraq? No.

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Rob Sackett
Colorado Springs UCCS history professor

What is the best possible outcome of a war in Iraq? The best possible outcome is not to have it.

What is the worst possible outcome? That we stir up a great deal of trouble in the world, that we create danger for ourselves, such as doesn't exist today. A great deal of terrorism directed at Americans, antagonism of regional powers like Russia and China, estrangement from our allies -- Germany and France.

Will the cost in world opinion of the United States be worth a liberated, democratic Iraq? A liberated, democratic Iraq is a slogan that this administration is using, so I don't think that fits into the equation. I think that we're going to be hurt by the loss of support around the world.

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Diane Craft
Monument Therapist

What is the best possible outcome of war? Peace.

What is the worst possible outcome? War. The loss of life.

Will the cost in world opinion of the United States be worth a liberated, democratic Iraq? No. I believe in our country and our values, but I feel like we're shoving our beliefs onto them and I don't think it's right.

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Larry Schaefer
Colorado Springs City parking maintenance

What is the best possible outcome of war? Saddam Hussein gone.

What is the worst possible outcome? Saddam Hussein using his weapons of mass destruction.

Will the cost in world opinion of the United States be worth a liberated, democratic Iraq? Well, we're already known as "the great Satan" over there so there's not much further we can go down.

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