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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Unfit for office

- The Washington Times - Friday, October 19, 2012

I am saddened by the loss of life of our diplomats in Benghazi, Libya, last month ("Obama's Benghazi lie," Comment & Analysis, Thursday). I am more saddened that our government practically watched the events unfold on a live feed. However, in testimony given to Congress, there was no mention of who in the administration was contacted.

Is the Obama administration really expecting anyone to believe the people monitoring the situation, who had engaged the local emergency response team to execute a rescue mission, would not have alerted Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton or President Obama himself? Worse, if the president's administration really has policies in place in which neither Mr. Obama nor Mrs. Clinton must be informed when we need to counter an act of war on our sovereign territory, how do Obama officials expect us to have confidence that they have any insight whatsoever about other critical world issues, such as Iran's imminent nuclear capabilities?

It's clear both President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. think they deserve their jobs. However, it is impossible to pretend you're in the dark when you've seen the light. Frankly, the fires burning around the world light the sky brightly enough for anyone with eyes to see that this president and vice president do not belong in their current offices.

KEREN HAUGH

Ashburn, Va.

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