If second-graders were in charge of things in this universe, the war in the Middle East would be resolved in a hurry.

Barbara Johnson's second-graders in Mountain Shadows Elementary School are willing to tell President Bush how to do it. In letters to the president, the 7- and 8-year-olds offered a number of suggestions - ranging from diplomacy to murder to atomic bombs - to bring an end to hostilities in the Persian Gulf.Second-grade spelling and punctuation intact, here's what some of them had to say:

Dear Prasadint Bush,

We've been lering aboat the wor. I think that it would be a good idea if you'd talk to him (presumably Saddam Hussein) and maybe go out to luch.


Dear President Bush,

I would like you to know that I have some ideas about the war. You could go to Saddam Hussein and ask him one more time to get out of Kuwait. You could sneek soldiers out at night and shoot stud misses.

Love, Jennie Larsen

Dear President Bush,

Please talk to Saddam Hussein and if you don't should I try to help you?

Like me, Jacob

Dear President Bush,

I am sad because my sisters friends dad is in Saudi Arabia will you go. And tell Saddam Hussein to stop trowing boms.

By Alexis Callaway

Dear President Bush,

My name is Heidi. I am writing to tell you that I would like the war to stop so no one will not get hurt.

Love, Heidi

Dear President Bush,

I am writing to tell you you are a good president. You are right about the war. I din't like Saudi Arabia.

Your friend, Carly

Dear President Bush,

I would like it if your troops would just kill Saddam Hussein.

Love, David Forbush

Dear President Bush,

I wish you would get your ammy out and your tank out and go to Kuwait and kill some of them then you kould go back home and you kould see your family.

My name is Adam

Dear President Bus,

I my writing to tell you that I got a thing I want to tell you. That fire a atomic bomb at Iraq.

From Casey

Dear President bush,

There is one way to get the war over with. you and saddon fight against each other and see who wins. I don't want my dady to go. My dady's name is Dennis Nelson.

Love, Verna

Dear President Bush

I am 7 years old. I think about the war that we Amircans that we shud stop Saddam Hussein from making a atomik bomb. I think that we shud destroe all Saddams wepens. If we shoot a(ll) Saddam Husseins wepens so he cannot nuke us. So I think that's what wee Amircans shood do.

Love, Robb Hunter