- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Eldorado Resorts to buy Isle of Capri Casinos (9/20/16)7
- Community helps Jackson family with two cases of muscular dystrophy (9/19/16)
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)7
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
- Funeral procession of former Cape Girardeau police chief Henry H. Gerecke (9/22/16)17
- Cape man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend (9/22/16)
- Show Me Center upgrades may allow facility to draw more elaborate shows (9/21/16)17
- Man convicted of Perryville convenience-store heist (9/21/16)
Time to find way out of Iraq mess
To the editor;
I hope our leaders can find enough brainpower to get our seven astronauts home safely. Then I hope our nation will realize we are losing three times that many wonderful soldiers in Iraq every week and many more are wounded. Are their lives any less valuable than the lives of the astronauts? Surely there is enough brainpower in this great country to get us out of that mess and bring our 150,000 loved ones home safely.
It is a sad day when it takes the death of 14 Marines to give the president a "grim reminder" that America is still at war. He needs to put the nation on an all-out war effort or bring the troops home. If his daughters and friends were over there trying to fix his mess, it would be a different ballgame. All Americans, especially the president, should feel pain every time a soldier is wounded in Iraq.
I believe those boys deserve a big picture on the front page like the astronauts will get when they come home. We shouldn't try to hide the bad news.
We should have a windfall-profit tax on the oil companies and keep the inheritance and other taxes to pay for the war, and not lay it on our grandchildren.
PAUL LANPHER, Advance, Mo.