Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Pondering the President's Words

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Pondering the President's Words

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"By the President of the United States of America: A Proclamation," Nov. 26, is a thinly veiled political device. And how hypocritical for a president who has done almost nothing for the lower classes to declare: "In this great Nation, we have a special obligation to care for the ill and the destitute as if the president has no power on the national level to help the poor and needy. True, individual help is needed - and always has been given - but the president should do his best to implement the wishes of the people, a people already committed to helping the poor. Andrew S. Blander, Beaverton, Ore.

President Bush calls upon the American people to give thanks that "we were spared the terrible consequences of a long and protracted struggle" in the Persian Gulf war. For this we should be thankful. However, for the people of Iraq the war continues. An estimated 170,000 Iraqi children will die this year from malnutrition. How can we give thanks for a war, no matter how short, that has brought poverty, hunger, and despair to hundreds of thousands of innocent people - even if they are not American? …

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