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Anti-War Activists Speak Out in Lubbock

Their bumper sticker said it all: "War is not the answer."

"Definitely, we will lose," said Texas Tech professor Sefei Hamed. He was part of a panel speaking out against war with Iraq. "Who will lose and who will win in this war? I think everyone will lose," said Hamed.

Seeking alternatives to war, an audience of 70 sought peaceful answers to the question of what to do with Saddam Hussein.

"Well, Saddam Hussein is a terrible leader," said Susan Barrick. Her position? As bad as Saddam is, she feels that Colin Powell's presentation to the UN fell short of justification for military action. "I thought he repeated a lot of the same information, and didn't really bring anything new to the table," said Barrick.

Peace activist Julia Penelope was selling packets of rice to send to the White House. The message? "No war in Iraq, feed them," she said.

The consensus at the meeting -- a peaceful resolution is still an option.

"Has every option been exhausted?" said Ted Dotts. "I'm reminded of a quote by the country's first female senator, 'you can't win a war anymore than you can win an earthquake,'" he said.

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