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Letters to the Editor Sept. 25, 2012

President hasn’t shown any leadership in Mideast uprisings

It should cause concern for all of us that this president has not shown any leadership with the uprisings in the Mideast where a U.S. ambassador was killed, along with three other Americans.

Where has this president been? Has he met with his security council? No, he had more important places to be: on Sept. 14 he had to give an interview to the entertainment magazine People en Espanol and have a photo-op with photographer Omar Cruz, according to Breitbart reporter Warner Huston.

He did, however, attend the remains ceremony at Andrews Air force Base at 2:15 p.m., according to the presidential schedule of Sept. 14. In a Sept. 13 article by Washington Post opinion writer Marc Thiessen, the president’s schedule indicated he was to hold a security meeting on Wednesday, the day after the attack, but canceled that meeting to comfort grieving State Department employees. Rather than reschedule the Security Council meeting, Obama decided to go to Las Vegas for a fund-raising event.

Wow, what priorities this president has; money for his campaign instead of getting counsel from his own national security advisers.

Iran appears to be closing in on developing an atomic bomb and this president does not see a need to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, he is more interested in talking with David Letterman, Beyonce, and Jay Z.

What is this president thinking? Does he want to see Israel put into the position where it must use a pre-emptive strike against Iran to try and save its own country?

Why has this President gone to three or four Muslim countries but has snubbed Israel? America has always been a staunch ally of Israel until now.

Are we going to keep this person in office as his policies are increasing the power of Muslims and reducing the power of America and Israel? This is a dangerous policy and America cannot afford another four years of this incompetence.

Marlowe Thompson

Crescent City

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