- Deputies: Man, woman tried to arrange killing of his estranged wife (5/21/17)1
- Former coroner convicted of felony theft now faces prison in misdemeanor case (5/23/17)2
- Cape police say man assaulted, kidnapped girlfriend (5/21/17)2
- Woman may lose foot after being hit by moped (5/24/17)
- Mississippi County sheriff fights efforts in court to remove him from office (5/21/17)4
- Business notebook: Woman, sister-in-law buy Perryville custom-wear shop (5/22/17)
- Cape man accused of shooting a woman in Jackson (5/21/17)
- Police apprehend Charleston man they say hit Cape woman with car (5/24/17)
- Illinois Trail of Tears site where Cherokee buried named to National Historic Register (5/24/17)
- Broadening horizons: Heartland Dream Team founder stays committed to area youth (5/21/17)2
Need to support troops, president
To the editor:
President Bush has a clear plan for victory in Iraq. This current phase is training Iraqi forces so they can fight effectively against terrorists infiltrating their country to kill innocents along with remnants of Saddam's regime of terror. We are making tremendous progress, whether mainstream press reports it accurately or not. Iraqi forces are taking the front-line lead more and more every day with U.S. troops in a supporting role. Withdrawing from Iraq, or making major changes in our current military strategies would send a dangerous signal to our enemies and reaffirm their belief developed during the Clinton administration that America, the paper tiger, will cut and run when the going gets tough.
Please muster the courage to continue to support our troops and our president as they struggle to keep our country safe in the face of all the distractions, accusations and mudslinging by his political opponents whose rhetoric is being mimicked almost word for word by Osama and other al-Qaida leaders who pray for, work for, fight for and chant "Death to America." President Bush is pursuing a clear, determined strategy to win, not disingenuous political tricks to gain political advantage for midterm elections.
The wiretapping flap is just another ugly, dishonest and hypocritical ploy by Democrats to bring down a man they couldn't beat fairly and squarely at the polls. It's foreign-intelligence gathering the NSA is engaged in, not domestic spying as being falsely accused and erroneously reported.
JOHN McMILLEN, Sikeston, Mo.