- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Community helps Jackson family with two cases of muscular dystrophy (9/19/16)
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Eldorado Resorts to buy Isle of Capri Casinos (9/20/16)7
- Concealed-carry restrictions remain in Missouri despite new state law (9/18/16)22
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)6
- 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)
- Poplar Bluff man accused of beating a grandmother to death with baseball bat (9/18/16)
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
Actions alienate American friends
To the editor:
On Saturday's Opinion page, Gary Rust quotes from a letter that he says is "a little slanted, but ... something to think about." Among other claims, the letter states, "In the two years since terrorists attacked us, President Bush has liberated two countries, crushed the Taliban, crippled al-Qaida, put nuclear inspectors in Libya, Iran and North Korea without firing a shot ... ."
One way to think about this letter might be to check Missourian headlines for Saturday and the three preceding days: "Al-Qaida plans chemical, biological strike on U.S., official says." "New photos, testimony detail more prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib site." "Car bomb kills 4, injures Iraqi minister." "Iraqis, U.S. dispute air attack."
Add in the fact that negotiations for ending Libya's terrorist activities were completed months before George Bush was sworn in and we aren't left with much to think about except to wonder at how we've managed to alienate so many old friends and create so many new enemies in only two years.