- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)42
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)6
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)23
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
Making the case
The (Council Bluffs, Iowa) Daily Nonpareil
Faced with declining support for his handling of the war in Iraq, President Bush [last] week gave an impassioned explanation and defense on why the war must be fought and won. ...
While the conduct of the war on terrorism is one part of the equation, the question of whether it should be fought is quite another; and here Bush was eloquent and persuasive. Implicit in the speech was the admission that we are not fighting the war in Iraq for the same reasons we got into it in the first place. ...
The terrorists, "evil but not insane," want to gain control of a country, Bush argued. "With greater economic and military and political power, the terrorists would be able to advance their stated agenda: To develop weapons of mass destruction, to destroy Israel, to intimidate Europe, to assault the American people and to blackmail our government into isolation." We hope the president keeps this chilling prospect in mind next year when the political pressure grows in advance of the elections for a significant reduction of the U.S. presence in Iraq without much regard for what we're leaving behind. ...