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Americans React to End of Hostilities in Gulf War

February 28, 1991

Undated (AP) _ ″It’s been a miraculous war. You just don’t go to war and have it over with in a few days with so few casualties. There has to be a higher power that handled this. We’ve just been blessed.″ - Mary Jordan of Chesapeake, Va., wife of Dr. John Jordan Jr., Navy doctor aboard the USS Guam.

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″I think Saddam Hussein was wrong, but I hold us accountable for that, for the tens of thousands of civilians and the tens of thousands of Iraqi soldiers who have died.″ - William W. Hutchison Jr., high school social studies teacher from Dover, Del.

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″It’s a bit strange that everything went as planned. It was almost like a scenario to a movie.″ - Duane Pinslow of Salem, Ore., on the allied forces success in the Gulf War.

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″See, the president does listen.″ - What Carolyn Medved, 5, told her mother. The little girl persuaded Becky Medved to write President Bush asking him to ″send her dad (Army Capt. Richard Medved) home real soon.″

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″We’ve lost some of our fans because we have a lot of military season- ticket holders who are over there. I’m glad they’re coming home.″ - Rod Langway, Washington Capitals hockey player.

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