In 1948 the majority in both houses of Congress (Republicans) passed what was considered the great American achievement. The Marshall Plan to feed and support conquered people to save them from famine and war cost $16.5 billion, a huge amount after the costly World War II. It is looked back on as President Truman’s finest hour.
Reading the Aug. 25 column “Plight of the refugees, shame of the world,” I wonder if the United States could feel the same concern today to send food rather than arms to save these desperate people.
Lois Ann Hobbs