- - Friday, September 13, 2013

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

On Jan. 22, 2009, President Obama signed an order to close the detention center for terrorism suspects at U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. As with most of his decisions, Mr. Obama acted first and thought second — and he didn’t have a clue about how to implement this one, either. “Gitmo” is still open.

With the help of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Mr. Obama pushed through the Affordable Health Care Act. Lawmakers passed it before fully reading or evaluating it. I am sure everyone remembers Mrs. Pelosi’s famous quote at the time: “We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it.” The Obama government’s takeover of one-sixth of our economy is a disaster in the making. The supposedly affordable health care Obamacare will create will hardly be affordable; further, it will render the health care we all receive inferior to what we had. If it’s so great, why is Congress exempt? Why do those who represent us have a much better health care plan than we do?

As for the Syria disaster, Mr. Obama tries to sell us on the idea of bombing that nation. Meanwhile, where’s the retribution for last year’s murderous attacks in Benghazi, Libya?

MIKE HART

Kokomo, Ind.

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