A Test of 'National Character'
Standing on a podium with Pope John Paul II in St. Louis last January, President Clinton said, 'People still need to hear your message, that all are God's children ... that all the injustices of the past cannot excuse a single injustice today.' Something is wrong with this President. And Pope Paul may have touched on the problem when he observed that the United States faces 'a test of national character.' (Reuters 1.26.99) While the Pope specifically alluded to slavery and the right to life in his public speech, one might reasonably assume that he raised the issue of the plight of the Iraqi people with the President, who by his policies continues to compromise the national character of …
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Publication information: Article title: A Test of 'National Character'. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Kurdish Life. Issue: 29 Publication date: Winter 1999. Page number: 20. © 2008 Kurdish Library. COPYRIGHT 1999 Gale Group.
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