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President’s actions to date on Benghazi deaths unacceptable

As the Observer continues to ignore the story of the deaths of the four Americans in Libya, we continue to see proof that the White House knew two hours after the attack that it was a terrorist attack.

Can anyone explain why after six weeks the president still has not called a meeting with his secretary of state, U.N. ambassador and all his intelligence leaders to find out just what happened and why so much misinformation has been given to the American people?

The only possible reason is that the cover up came directly from the White House. This is not the kind of leadership that deserves four more years.

Dick Meyer

Charlotte

Benghazi inquiry complicated, will take time to unravel truth

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, did it ever occur to you that the events in Benghazi are not like a TV show? The murder takes place in the first five minutes and an hour later the judge wraps up everything in a tearful finale.

You are naive to think you would have all the answers to such a complex investigation by the time you began politicizing the situation.

We don’t even have all the answers to 9/11, the invasion of Iraq, or how bin Laden was able to hide until President Obama gave the orders to execute him. Those spread out over 10 years.

Donald C. Tracy

Salisbury


In response to “Graham’s voice is his own, son says” (Oct. 24):

Billy Graham speaks for himself, and like it or not it’s the truth

Michael Hamilton is mistaken when he says the Billy Graham we’re seeing is “constructed by his son.”

Billy Graham espouses his own ideas, opinions and words, and is an emissary of the living God. It is also more likely that he recognizes the critical crossroads at which our country now stands and that this presidential election can begin to get our nation back on track or continue our downward spiral.

Graham has advised, counseled and prayed with many presidents. He has been speaking truth to Americans and people worldwide his entire life. That has not changed. “Let him who has ears hear.”

Mel D. Gardner

Albemarle


I’ve had it up to here with GOP robocalls, I’ll retaliate at polls

Thank you, RNC, for your twice daily telephone calls. Since Congress has made it legal for you to do this, my only way to object is to select the all-Democratic button when I reach the voting booth.

Robert Scharff

Charlotte


In response to “Secret study: Child welfare broken, in turmoil” (Oct. 24):

DSS is a mess, but it’s the children who are suffering

I think it is deplorable that commissioners and managers “have not seen the (DSS) report” they should have seen. But, what about the children?

What effect is all this mess having on the children?

I see no one volunteering to step up and take responsibility for the children.

As far as I am concerned, fire ’em all. Fire everybody mentioned in the Observer article.

Get a new bunch who will take the responsibility for the children!

Al Krantz

Charlotte


I wanted to believe Obama last time, but he just didn’t deliver

Four years ago, then Sen. Barack Obama talked of bringing Americans together, reducing the deficit, and of a strong economy. A lot of us believed him and hoped for the best.

Four years later, we are as divided or more divided than ever; the debt is at $16 trillion and growing; there are millions of people out of work; and millions more are on food stamps than when he took office.

Mr. President, we’ve given you four years. You have not done what you said you would. It’s time for a change.

Jeff Lominac

Conover


Romney win would lead to further economic imbalance

Mitt Romney promises more jobs with higher wages while opposing an increased minimum wage and workers’ unions.

He claims he cares about the 100 percent, but will repeal the Affordable Care Act, cut human services for the needy, and cut taxes for the greedy.

American security depends upon affordable health care and jobs that pay a livable wage. We don’t need increased military spending.

The imbalance of power and wealth in the U.S. will only increase if Romney is elected.

Marjorie Storch

Charlotte


No tax dollars on stadium; let rich owners, players pony up

While the claim is made that sports facilities offer profitable investments for our community, I see no private individuals eager to risk their capital in such ventures.

Additionally, the quality of community life is touted as a benefit; yet the families of modest, or even moderate, means cannot afford the cost of admission to any event offered.

I see no difference between use of tax funds for the indigent and the use of such funds for wealthy team owners and players. Can Jerry Richardson and Cam Newton justify being the recipients of public welfare?

Glenn M. Woolf

Charlotte

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