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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: $5 million for Kony, but no help in Benghazi
When President Obama ordered 100 special operations forces to Kenya to advise and assist African troops in hunting down that evil rogue warlord Joseph Kony in 2011, I wondered if it was constitutionally appropriate. We have bad guys here in the United States. Was America just being a "nice guy"? Well, the mission must not have been successful, because now the United States is offering a $5 million bounty for that despicable person ("U.S. pauses Kony search in Central African Republic," Web, April 3). That amount is no small potatoes in this age of furloughs and sequestration.
I am further wondering what those 100 American warriors were thinking when they heard about the Benghazi fiasco ("Military retirees press Benghazi probe; 700 seek 'full accounting,'" Web, Monday). Even though Kenya is not close to Libya, it is on the same continent. I feel confident that 100 American tough guys would have gotten themselves to Benghazi to effect a different outcome in that shameful debacle if only they had been deployed. Why weren't they?
HELEN D. KOELLE
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