- Owner of Mary Jane Burgers & Brew in Perryville to open new culinary concept in Cape (9/15/17)3
- Man accused of setting fire to Delta bar; posted photos of it burning on Facebook (9/17/17)5
- McClure man accused of leaving children in hot truck while gambling in casino (9/19/17)1
- How the story of one dog is helping others (9/14/17)1
- Eyewitnesses testify about fatal shooting; men were using drugs, alcohol (9/14/17)
- Jury finds Harris guilty of murder, 3 other counts (9/15/17)4
- Retailer may come to Jackson; rezoning needed first (9/17/17)2
- New boutique store advocates for special-needs people (9/19/17)
- Planet Fitness to anchor Town Plaza shopping center (9/18/17)2
- Mo. conservation agents help fight fires in western U.S. (9/15/17)
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