Letters to the Editor

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Tag: Libya

Nov.
8th

LIBYA: Choice of words not the issue

Re: “Republicans have a new tactic” (Letters, 11-6).

The letter writer accused Republicans of childishly focusing on President Obama’s choice of descriptive words regarding the murder of Americans in Libya. He’s mistaken.

The concern is why the president didn’t take actions that would have protected the consulate, as the consulate requested repeatedly long before the seven hour siege. Where was the loyalty and courage expected of elected officials? Is this the protection Americans can expect from the government when vulnerable?

Nov.
4th

LIBYA: TNT editorial shamelessly justifies coverup

Re: “Complacency set the stage for attack in Benghazi” (editorial, 11-2).

One has to wonder if The News Tribune editorial staff actually reads their own columns. Your editorial trying to justify the current administration’s fumbling and coverup of the tragic Benghazi incident is stunning.

Four Americans were murdered by Islamic extremists. They begged for assistance before it happened. They pleaded in real time for help. They disobeyed orders to try to save their fellow Americans, and you believe that the president’s re-election effort justifies a total coverup and lies to the American people? And then you compare that to

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Nov.
2nd

LIBYA: The media’s cover-up of the cover-up

It has been nearly two months since four U.S. citizens were murdered by Muslim terrorists on American soil in Libya, and the Obama administration – which promised to be so transparent – has still not even attempted to let the American people know what actually transpired before, during or after the slaughter.

Unfortunately, the liberal media are complicit in the cover-up because instead of demanding that the president hold a news conference to let the public know what really happened, with the exception of Fox News, they have been largely silent about the matter.

The job of the news media

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Oct.
26th

ELECTION: What’s so ‘artful’ about Obama’s record?

So The News tribune has endorsed Barack Obama withe sobered expectations (editorial, 10-24). I must admit that I’m really not surprised.

I note that your board is enamored with Obama’s “artful” foreign policy. Does that artful foreign policy include bowing to a Saudi prince? Or telling Vladimir Putin that he (Obama) will have more flexibility after the election?

And let’s not forget letting our diplomatic people be murdered at the hands of Islamic thugs in Benghazi, refusing them enhanced security before and then not allowing our military people to rescue them during the attack.

Artful. Really? I’ll take the

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Oct.
26th

ELECTION: TNT wrong to endorse Obama

With all that has come out in the news the past several days regarding the handling of the uncalled-for terrorist attack in Libya and loss of four very brave individuals, how, given the circumstances being brought forth, can The News Tribune justify supporting Barack Obama for re-election (editorial, 10-24)?

We, the people have been lied to constantly about what went on at the Libyan consulate. Lives were lost unnecessarily because no action was taken to send support even after numerous requests.

I have been a longtime reader of The News Tribune and have agreed and disagreed with things that

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Oct.
26th

LIBYA: Where did the buck stop?

Having been overseas with my family for six years, I had the opportunity to meet three different ambassadors and enjoy several embassy “family” activities. These men and women are there to represent the United States, namely the president, and they work very closely with the top.

President Obama said that “The buck stops here” in one of the debates on the subject of Libya. I find it hard to take that the buck stops with him when for months he was receiving letters from Ambassador Christopher Stevens asking for security to remain there longer because things had not been good

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Oct.
25th

LIBYA: Obama’s leadership in question

It was surprising that Mitt Romney didn’t mention the attack on our consulate in Libya during the third debate. A controversy developed in the second debate over whether President Obama called the attack an “act of terror” in his initial speech on Sept. 12. Obama did say “acts of terror,” but only in general terms not specifically referring to the Libya attack.

The proof is in his speech. Before saying “acts of terror,” the president stated “and then last night we learned the news of this attack (not “terrorist” attack) in Benghazi and “we reject all efforts to denigrate the

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Oct.
19th

LIBYA: Obama obfuscated on Benghazi attack

Barack Obama is not correct in saying that he referred to the Benghazi consulate attack as an act of terrorism on Sept. 12, 2012. I urge readers to Google the transcript of comments made that day.

The line, “no act of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation,” appears in the 11th paragraph of that talk (not exactly top billing). What did Obama say in preceding paragraphs? His opening remarks lamented the loss of life at Benghazi, but then he talked about 2001. The “no act of terror” reference appears near the end of his speech and

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