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June 1, 2013

Letters to the Editor: June 1, 2013

Taking responsibility

TO THE EDITOR: If it were your son or daughter that the U.S. Secretary of State didn’t protect, would you be concerned? I think so.

On Sept. 11, 2012, Hillary Clinton didn’t respond to any of the calls for help from her staff in Benghazi Libya. Our commander-in-chief in the White House didn’t either.

American sons died after hours of fierce fighting. They got no help from the greatest armed forces in the world.

Our military started to deploy as real soldiers do and were ordered to “stand down” by the White House. Gen. McCrystal resigned because of this indifference of American lives. As a soldier, he wanted to support the consulate at Benghazi, but Washington didn’t like not being in complete control. Calls were made, and drones could see our people getting shot up in real time.

Not many of our elected in Washington have been shot at with anything more than words so there was no cause for their alarm, and elections were just days away. The White House had smoothly won over hearts and minds in all of the conflict areas.

President Obama stated Benghazi was just a bump in the road. When Hillary Clinton was asked in Congress more than once about Benghazi, she angrily stated, what difference does it make?

These bumps in the road and what differences don’t make much difference in Washington because they weren’t their sons or daughters.

You saw their lack of respect for American life in their actions, and then you heard it loud and clear when they spoke of Benghazi days after.

Never let these two be responsible for your sons or daughters or America again. Remember this in November 2016.

These people will never feel the responsibility of the positions they accepted.

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