McClatchy-Tribune News Service (MCT)
The following editorial appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Thursday, Jan. 18:
During World War II, American women
and their admirers sacrificed their nylon
and silk stockings to the war effort.
President Bush was interviewed Tuesday on PBS' "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer." Lehrer asked the president the following question: "(W)hy have you not, as president of the United States, asked more Americans and more American interests to sacrifice something? The people who are now sacrificing are, you know, the volunteer military _ the Army and the U.S. Marines and their families. They're the only people who are actually sacrificing anything at this point."
Here is the president's reply: "Well, you know, I think a lot of people are in this fight. I mean, they sacrifice peace of mind when they see the terrible images of violence on TV every night. I mean, we've got a fantastic economy here in the United States, but yet, when you think about the psychology of the country, it is somewhat down because of this war."
Really. That's what the president said: Americans are sacrificing their peace of mind when they see the war on television. And even though we've got iPods and plasma TVs and SUVs and all the other glories of a $13 trillion economy, the war is taking some of the fun out of it.
William T. Sherman: "War is hell."
George W. Bush: "War's a bummer."
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By John Chau, Courier Staff Writer
Six months ago, I decided to fulfill my ethnic studies requirement by enrolling in an Asian-American Studies class. Since then, the class has led me to investigate my identity further. Through Internet databases and Government press information, I found an impressive amount of statistics based on the Asian-American population in America,
— For detailed Asian group alone, the US Census update in 2000 showed the total Asian population in the United States as 10,171,820 accounting for 3.61% of the total US population. For Asian group alone or in combination with other ethnic group the total population stood at 11,859, 446 accounting for 4.21% of the total US population. However, the Census Facts for Features Update issued in May 2006 showed the Asian American population currently at 14 million.
Posted by courier at 08:28 AM. Filed under: Opinion
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