- Fatal-shooting victim ID'd; uncle said he tried to break up fight (9/29/16)30
- Driver charged with manslaughter in crash that killed 2 (9/27/16)
- Sister: Shooting victim died a hero (9/30/16)9
- Perryville couple arrested on felony drug charges after sting operation (9/29/16)
- Perryville High principal on leave; no reason given (9/28/16)9
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)9
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Animal-rescue group receives grant from rock star for spay, neuter assistance (9/28/16)1
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
- Monia pleads guilty to 9 counts of financial exploitation of elderly; dealings with murderer Joseph clarified (9/28/16)11
Culture should be elevating
To the editor:
In an address by President Bush, reference was made to the culture among the people of Iraq. If the Iraqis are worthy of a culture that deserves praise, it slipped by me. My knowledge of their lifestyle has only been that of destruction, killing and fighting. I generally think of culture as elevating and not a style of life.
Investigations continue concerning the brutality and killing of the Iraqi soldiers by the American military. I truly feel much regret for the wrong treatment on the part of the American soldiers.
As a result of a remark by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, eyebrows have raised and opinions have formed. Sometimes a person can be pushed too far. I believe Rumsfeld reached that point when he referred to the accusations of the Iraqi soldiers.
As time moves on, so does life. The tranquility, love and satisfaction I once knew have turned into anxiety, anger and unrest.
PAULA E. KEMPE