News From Terre Haute, Indiana

September 6, 2013

Readers’ Forum: September 6, 2013


---- — Lies, deception

over Benghazi

As I have been observing the national press (both print and electronic) for almost a year, members of the journalism profession have willingly joined the president and his team to wipe the tragedy of Benghazi from the conscience of the American people.

I realize that my resume of military science cannot be compared to that of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur.

I proudly wore the uniform of the U.S. Armed Forces for two years (1952-1954) culminating with the rank of corporal.

I remember during my basic training at Fort Sill, Okla., our  sergeant explained to us a basic principle of warfare: “You never leave a fellow soldier on the battlefield to die!”

It is my deeply held belief that the battle at Benghazi is the most tragic chapter in the storied history of our Armed Forces.

Lies were uttered by our leaders (President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton) when they enunciated the pre-election story of the YouTube video of an anti-Muslim piece produced here in America.

This huge lie had one mission: To deceive the American people which in turn created a roller-coaster of thought — and the might of the U.S. military was not utilized.

Four great Americans were murdered.

They did not even have a chance. Using a sports metaphor, Hillary Clinton was the associate head coach in conducting foreign affairs.

It is my view that any national leader who is involved in such a disastrous conclusion should not (NOT) become president of the United States.

— Michael Kor

Terre Haute

Does either side

deserve support?

I heard a great analogy to the Syrian problem of Obama. He is doing the equivalent of asking us to step between two poisonous snakes, either of which would love to bite and kill us.

On one side you have the rattlesnake (Assad), supported by the Russians and the Iranians, a fervent opponent of anything useful to the U.S., and on the other side you have the copperheads (rebels), overwhelmingly al-Qaida, sworn to eliminate all nonbelievers, especially the U.S. How about we let them fight it out among themselves?

Oh, and the WMDs Obama is suddenly worried about (you will remember he did not think they were important enough to go to Iraq). There is not any certainty to who is using them. Rebels overran a base last year where they were kept in Syria and Obama’s Secretary of Defense himself admitted then that they might be in possession of those weapons.

One must ask, who benefits from their use? Not Assad. He is winning without using any WMD. Is the “One” being played again as the fool? Not our Omnipotent Messiah, (I will make) “the rise of the oceans begin to slow and the planet to heal.” Say it isn’t so!

— Michael C. Sherrill

Marshall, Ill.