Advise and Dissent: Ben Tracy

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What would you like to tell president-elect Barack Obama? Advise and Dissent features opinions on what the new president should be thinking and doing. This opinion came from Your Turn — Teens advise the next president on what youth need.

End the war in Iraq: I would tell them that I want a quick and efficient way of moving our troops out of Iraq. This is important to the lives of young Americans because we worry about our own fates when we become adults; some of us fear that there could be a draft if this war continues on. Many Americans either have family or friends that are off fighting in Iraq as well. It would improve our lives if we knew that these people could be brought home soon. — Ben Tracy, 14, Southwest High School