Match the photo with the response. Answers below.

Barista, Northeast Portland

Network technician, Northeast Portland

Line cook, Northwest Portland

A. BECKETT, "50-plus"
Educator, Northeast Portland


ANSWER #1: "No, because it's not affecting me personally, or anyone I really know or care about. It feels more like one of those inspirational high-school assemblies. I think we're calling it a war because we don't know what else to call it."

ANSWER #2: "No, this is something else. This is more like a national criminal manhunt. 'War' has become a pretty loose term now, and it doesn't carry with it a sense of what war really is."

ANSWER #3: "The War on Drugs really changed the meaning of the word. Now we can fight forces that are everpresent and inevitable. It's definitely not a 'wait until you see the whites of their eyes' type of thing. Maybe we should call it 'therapy' instead of 'war. '"

ANSWER #4: "I think we need a new word for it. 'War' excites people, and that's why the word is useful. Afghanistan's at war, but I don't think we are."


ANSWERS: 1-C, 2-B, 3-A, 4-D