Inaction of Obama, Clinton to blame for Benghazi deaths
President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would like to assign blame for the killing of four of our people on films or the opposition candidate.
If President Obama had attended daily intelligence briefings something he has avoided 56 percent of the time or if Secretary Clinton had responded quickly with more military support, lives at the Benghazi consulate could have been saved. Instead, President Obama focused on his campaign tour and Secretary Clinton focused on a film. And this from an administration that criticizes Mitt Romney for lack of foreign policy experience.
Enough of the smoke and mirrors, please.
Latest violence stems from Bush, invasion of Iraq
The violence in the Middle East and Northern Africa is the result of the invasion of a sovereign nation Iraq by the Texas-Wyoming Coward and his crowd of neocons.
There was absolutely no justification for that invasion, just lies. This violence has nothing to do with the Arab Spring. The Middle East and Northern Africa have no history of democracy.
America is a very poor example for the people of that area of the world to look for democracy and the Rule of Law.
Robert Read Sr.
In response to The limits and dangers of a religious superiority complex (Sept. 13 Viewpoint):
Much to gain from Dicksons cosmic viewpoint on religion
What a refreshing way to start a morning, by reading the intelligent, clear article by Charles Dickson. I wish everyone in the world could read this and take it to heart.
We need to let our young people understand that it is a different world we live in now, and to take a good look from comfortable parochial views to the uncharted paths of a world view, and moreover a cosmic view, as Dickson explained.
I only hope we have many, many more teachers in this world who think like Dr. Dickson.
I wont elect someone who lacks foreign policy experience
Mitt Romney has continued to fail in his strategies about foreign policy. Luckily the public is learning about this before Novembers election.
Who would want someone with so little experience to be in charge of a world crisis if elected? Not me.
Dont forget what Obama said about debt as a senator
Increasing America s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. - Sen. Barack Obama, March 2006.
I agree with President Obama and also agree with your editorials showing that the debt is a problem.
When you decide to select a presidential candidate in November, please consider this statement.
William R. Tasker
Fort Mill, S.C.
Obama did in 3 years what Bush was unable to accomplish in 8
President Obama promised to end the Iraq War in a responsible way. He did!
He even kept President George W. Bushs defense secretary on to show bipartisanship and a united foreign policy in a polarized, divided nation. Can you even imagine these new radical Republicans doing that with a Democratic administrations officials?
Through President Obamas policies and courageous decision-making, our armed forces found and killed Osama bin Laden. President George W. Bush, with the nation united behind him after 9/11 and even knowing where bin Laden was, couldnt didnt do it in eight years.
What more do you want in a president, America?
Brandon R. Owens
Glen Alpine, N.C.
Chicago teachers had every reason, right to go out on strike
I applaud the Chicago teachers for finally standing up to absurd rules for teaching.
As a retired NYC teacher, I sympathize with teachers who cope with the powers that be by teaching to the test.
Being a special education teacher pay for performance made no sense when you taught students who would never learn at an accelerated pace. Students are human, not robots learning by a timeline arbitrarily set by some administrator.
Thank God for unions. If it werent for them, teachers would be even more downtrodden than they are. At least they give teachers a fighting chance for a decent living.
Lake Wylie, S.C.
Still waiting for one side or the other to address tort reform
Both sides of the political spectrum are promoting their intent to lower and/or control health care costs. Yet despite two conventions, millions of dollars, and seemingly endless hours of commercials, not a single reference was made to tort reform -- which could have the most immediate and largest impact on health care costs.