Letters to the Editor

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FORT HOOD: Massacre was terrorism, not workplace violence

Six members of my family of nine served in the U.S. military during time of war, and for our president to be so worried about offending any members of the Islamic faith that has spawned so many terrorists, and for trying to pass off the Benghazi hate-America slaughter of four U.S. citizens, including our ambassador, as simply a response to a movie is an insult not only to the intelligence to all Americans but especially to the families of Americans whose members have served or are now serving their country in the armed forces.

President Obama seems to be so

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ENTITLEMENTS: Resist unsustainable extravagances

The Obama administration is driving us into an “entitlement” culture and nation – from top to bottom; which is socialism with a creeping loss of our freedoms, opportunities, privacy and prosperity.

Almost a majority of U.S. residents (legal and illegal) now believe they are entitled to food stamps, health care, housing, K-12 education, transportation, domestic security and international peace (all without any contribution).

This majority now includes the chronic unemployed, labor unionists, many local government workers, the president and his appointees (note the Obama family’s $100 million trip to Africa and top officials’ “conference” soirées to Las Vegas at taxpayers’

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BENGHAZI: Public can handle the truth, Mr. President

Why has the man who promised to be the most transparent president in American history refused to let the public know exactly what occurred before, during and after the attack in Benghazi, Libya, that claimed the lives of four Americans?

Susan Rice, who was our United Nations ambassador at the time and has now been named national security adviser, appeared on five Sunday news shows and told us that the slaughter in Benghazi was simply a response to a movie.

I don’t think that more than even a very few of President Obama’s strongest supporters would seriously argue that what

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BENGHAZI: Finding truth about attack does matter

Re: “Republicans show hypocrisy on Benghazi” (letter, 5-24).

This letter writer and other liberals have repeatedly claimed that the Iraq War was based on lies. This claim is simply not true. There was never any evidence to support these allegations directly other than people saying it. President Bush didn’t lie to the American people.

The writer asks, “Where were these so-called patriots when 4,000 Americans died in Iraq?” Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and true patriots were honoring them for making the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Where was she? Down at the Port of Tacoma participating in an

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OBAMA: Leftist policies collide with reality

On May 3, Tacoma hosted Tamrat Layne to speak at the 35th annual Pierce County Prayer breakfast. Layne was the past communist prime minister of Ethiopia. Almost 1,800 people came to hear him speak.

Among other things, Layne said one thing very striking during his talk: that all of the leftist books that he had read and concepts that he had learned became rubbish when dealing with the reality of actually running a nation.

Unfortunately, after five years of leadership, President Obama is learning the same things as Layne. Spending trillions on pork barrel projects only caused growth until the

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OBAMA: President isn’t up to demands of the job

President Obama is the CEO of the federal government. Successful new CEOs always streamline their businesses – to be more nimble, efficient and profitable and to improve the productivity of their workforce. Obama does the opposite; he enlarges the government and hires more (but less competent) workers whose purposes are to serve the president rather than the public. This is socialism, which has never worked or served the ordinary citizens (only the elite).

The results are dire. The job is too large and complicated for this president. He recently used his primary skill (teleprompter rhetoric) in an hour-long, boring foreign

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GOP: Republicans show hypocrisy on Benghazi

All this noise and pretend outrage over the attack in Benghazi and President Obama. Where were these so-called patriots when 4,000 Americans died in Iraq for George W. Bush’s and Dick Cheney’s lies? Not a peep out of any of them, even now, when the lies have been proved.

The Republicans refuse to acknowledge that they were culpable for the ruse that led to our war in Iraq and all those American lives. Considering the 12 embassy attacks that occurred during Bush’s term never resulted in months of questioning by the Senate, it seems just a tad bit hypocritical.


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OBAMA: Scandals show president’s incompetency

How much more will the American people take of the corrupt and incompetent Obama administration? We’ve had the Fast and Furious guns to Mexicans issue, the Benghazi cover-up, the IRS “I know nothing” folks and and now the seizing of news media phone records.

Stifling First Amendment guarantees seems to be the modus operandi of the thuggish, Chicago- style, Obama administration. I’ve had enough. Now that the media has had its ox gored, I suggest it is time for impeachment!