Pres Bush's remarks about PC in Tennessee speech

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By Jeff Boal on Wednesday, April 17, 2002 - 10:37 am: Edit Post

I take exception with President Bush's view of the Peace Corps as a way of "helping spread America's values". This comment seems to infer that he sees the PC as a public relations tool. Thousands of PC volunteers cannot go unnoticed while in service and they will, as I am sure I did in Micronesia 66-68, leave impressions. But I hope Mr. Bush will see that the impressions brought back to the States are far more important for understanding and peace.

By boyd on Wednesday, April 17, 2002 - 4:53 pm: Edit Post

I agree heartily that we should not allow the Peace Corps to be included in the list of defense and security volunteer groups, which seems to warm the heart of the president. What an imagination! Of course, we are Americans and we were when we served in Peace Corps. We cannot escape that. Sometimes, I wish I could. But the Peace Corps cannot be seen as one more chauvinistic branch of the U.S. government out to take charge of other peoples. The word, I believe is "SERVICE." That is what we must be about. alan Boyd, Ethiopia 3

By shirley weintraut on Saturday, March 29, 2003 - 8:58 am: Edit Post

What Branch of Service did Pres.Bush belong to?
Did he belong to any? If not how can he run this
War He has put us in??

By Curtis Flood ( on Wednesday, November 03, 2004 - 8:19 pm: Edit Post

I'm not sure about how Bush sees the Peace Corps, but I feel it must be kept as a tool for people around the world to become knowledgeable of eachother. I plan on joining at some point in my life, and I think it is the best way for the world to understand itself. It should not be soley for the good of American interests.

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