To the editor:
This is a response to “Libya answers” (Public Forum, Sept. 18).
You did well, hitting all the main Republican/teabag talking points with broad strokes. “A” for hitting the mark. “F” for content.n enemy killed Chris Stevens; I doubt they hate all things American. The attack on the consulate was well-coordinated. They were likely disaffected Moammar Gadhafi military striking back at someone supporting the current Libyan government. They were not raging Islamic terrorists filled with hatred for America. If that were the case, why is the Libyan government actively hunting for those who killed Chris Stevens?
This administration is not weak and does not bow to “Arab” heads of state. If it were, we would not be supporting the Libyan government, working with the Egyptian government and so on.
The withdrawal deadlines were designed to get us out of an unsustainable and undeclared war.
President Obama was not apologizing for America. The Washington Post checked all such statements it could find and found them without merit. One source checked was Romney’s 2010 book, which was based on statements taken out of context.
President Obama made himself a target when he ran for president and was elected. Not all of those gunning for him are from the Middle East. Many are from our own country. Look at the Fort Stewart soldiers recently arrested for attempting an armed overthrow of the U.S. government.
Any president would have said we got Osama bin Laden. Our soldiers found Saddam Hussein; President Bush commented on it. Is that bragging or simply stating a fact?