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For Israel, nuclear weapons a last resort

Contrary to the writer’s claim in “Pursuing contradictory goals” (Web, Oct. 1) that Israel would have used the nuclear weapon in response to missiles launched by Saddam Hussein carrying nerve gas, Israel has always stressed that it would not be the first in the Middle East to use that weapon.

Cheshire Chaffetz?

Talk about a conspiracy. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Utah Republican, has said that Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy was wrong to say what he did about the special committee on Benghazi — and that Mr. Chaffetz intends on correcting it by challenging Mr. McCarthy for the speakership.

Fallout of ‘leading from behind’

The promised “fundamental transformation” by President Obama apparently means using the power of his office to punish the military and national security of America for alleged sins of over 200 years of ‘imperialism’ and enslavement. In the past six-plus years many such steps have been taken, including slashing the U.S. Navy to its 1917 size and the Army to 1940-level numbers.

GOP wasting time squabbling

After six years of President Obama’s failed and destructive policies, including the early troop withdrawal in Iraq and years of plotting secret deals with Cuba and Iran, it is clear that Mr. Obama deserved neither the Nobel Peace Prize nor to be elected president — twice.

Hold federal workers accountable

The litany of federal-government employees’ misdeeds and unethical behavior continues to grow (“Hillary aide paid by private firm to stage event with Bill Clinton while at State,” Web, Sept. 29).

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Real leadership

On Christmas Day, 1941, Adm. Chester Nimitz arrived by Catalina flying boat to command the Pacific Fleet. He saw the Pearl Harbor attack had missed dry docks, repair shops and the tank farm. Therefore the carriers, their escorts and submarines stood ready to take the offensive. Nimitz knew some very good men had taken a terrible beating, so when he officially took command on Dec. 31, he told the assembled staffs he had complete and unlimited confidence in every one of them.

Islamic State not real Muslims

Recently, the "khalifa" of ISIS released a message calling all Muslims to fight for the Islamic State and the Caliphate. This message is terrifying for Muslims for two reasons. It aims to do the following: represent Islam as a violent religion which supports the atrocities committed by this terrorist group and mislead other Muslims to partake in the evils committed by the Islamic State.

Return to Judeo-Christian roots

In the coming months, decisions will be made that could bring America to a cultural and political point of no return. At that point, the nation will no longer embody the freedom and liberty that is our blood-bought inheritance.

Evacuation no victory

How ironic that President Obama boasted on Memorial Day about his getting our ground troops home from the Middle East ("In Memorial Day tribute to fallen troops, Obama cites his role in ending wars," Web, May 25).

Soccer needs outsiders

In spite of the recent scandal that has rocked the soccer world, Sepp Blatter, the embattled president of FIFA, says that soccer must continue to police itself ("FIFA officials indicted on corruption charges," Web, May 27). Mr. Blatter seems to be severely out-of-touch with reality.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Internet ignorance hurting U.S.

The Washington Times

One thing that is clear from the debate over National Security Agency "snooping" is the abysmal ignorance on the part of politicians, editors and commentators about the Internet. Worse, the ignorance is self-willed and appears to be deliberate. But there is no secret about the Internet or the way it works. Hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of people throughout the world are well aware of how a packet switch network functions, how TCP/IP works, and why trite phrases such as "get a warrant" serve to demonstrate only the stupidity of those who use them.

Bureaucrats will destroy nuclear Navy

In 2009 the "reset policy" of the current U.S. presidential administration unleashed the Russian terror in the world by giving Vladimir Putin the green light to pursue his KGB/FSB profession not only as former FSB chief, but as president of Russia. Mr. Putin knew that America would not confront him if he continued to kill more than 50,000 Chechens, 6,000 Ukrainians, 36 journalists, 293 Russian apartment dwellers (in order to frame Chechnya) and opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.

CNN, the sinking ship

I just watched an hourlong special on CNN, "35 Years of CNN," primarily because nothing else was on. This program amounted to 60 minutes of news personalities boasting about the network being the "only news organization" present at major historical events, such as the beginning of the Iraq war. I found all this in-house hype entertaining. CNN has, in fact, been on the air 35 years. But what has it accomplished in three-and-a-half decades? Not much, if anything.

Tax reform headed in wrong direction

As a small-business owner, I am concerned by what I've read and heard regarding Congress' efforts to overhaul our overly burdensome tax system. I support reforming the tax system to make it simpler and easier for all businesses to understand, but I worry that what Congress is proposing will be a tax-reform system geared toward large corporations, and that it will leave small businesses holding the bag and without any relief.

Don't transform America; perfect it

President Obama and others who think like him want to "fundamentally transform" the United States. Yet in order to become successful, many of these people took advantage of opportunities provided them by the United States — before any transformation had taken place.

Christians not leaving Israel

Reading "Pope Francis canonizes first modern Palestinian saints in heavily symbolic move" (Web, May 17) an unsuspecting reader might think that Christian Arabs are persecuted in all of Israel, not just in the West Bank and Gaza. The same reader might also get the impression that Christian Arabs are leaving Israel. Neither of these is true.

Obama let the Islamic State grow

What did President Obama mean in October 2012 when he said the greatest geopolitical threat to the United States was al Qaeda? Hadn't he recently been yelling at college kids that al Qaeda had been decimated?

Email scandal a security risk

Since a Romanian hacker was able to read some of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's emails, we can be sure that foreign intelligence services were very likely able to do the same. Knowing that Mrs. Clinton was a potential presidential candidate, the foreign intelligence services probably have kept complete files.

No more Clintons

Hillary Clinton should do the honorable thing and bow out gracefully. Her scandal-ridden resume makes her ineligible to hold the highest office in this great nation. She is detrimental to the Democratic Party and will put the United States in further peril as the opposition will not let up in exposing her past, and free nations of the world will have less respect for our country.

Anti-gay 'therapy' is a choice

U.S. Reps. Ted W. Lieu and Jackie Speier, both California Democrats, are behind a House bill that would ban so-called gay "conversion therapy." They claim being homosexual is not a disorder ("Gay-conversion therapy ban to be introduced in House," Web, May 18). Wow. How can they say that homosexuality is not a disorder when it's obvious that a homosexual mind (or orientation) in a heterosexual body is a mind-body mismatch, just as a female mind in a male body and a male mind in a female body are mismatches?

Obama, not Fox, disconnected

President Obama disarms criticism with humor. I doubt that it is his humor, of course; he likely openly borrows from his numerous writers. But if he can get you to laugh along with him and identify with his chuckle he can prevent your being disgusted by how he tears America down, insults Christianity and praises the contributions of Islam.

Nun characterization misleading

Your coverage of the recent canonization of two 19th-century Arab Christian nuns featured some glaring historical distortions that need to be corrected ("Pope Francis canonizes first modern Palestinian saints in heavily symbolic move," Web, May 17).