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September 20, 2012

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Carol wants to be re-elected and continue her good works in the House. She was a prime mover in acquiring funds for the modernization of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. She is in favor of clean energy (such as thermal, solar, wind and tidal) and voted for the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (HR 354) which became law. She believes that it will be good that almost everyone will now have health insurance and that if some cannot pay for it, the government will help them pay for it. She would like both parties to work together for the good of our country.

Sue Kaplan

Exeter

Romney meddled in embassy crisis

To the editor:

Shortly after noon on Sept. 11 Cairo time, the U.S. Embassy in Egypt issued this statement to the Egyptian people:

“The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims (referring to the disrespectful film about Mohammed). Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for the religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.”

They were clearly trying to cool the situation. The embassy was attacked six hours later.

Mitt Romney released a statement, shortly after four State Department employees were killed in Libya, criticizing the above statement. He now says the president agreed with him.

Not exactly. The president put out a statement saying if he had been there he would have done the same thing.

Mitt should be ashamed of himself. He did the same thing last January when Hillary Clinton was in the middle of delicate negotiations in regards to the blind Chinese dissident, which were successful, no thanks to Mitt. If he wants to criticize, he needs to wait until an event has ended.

That film is akin to shouting fire in a crowded theater — in this case the theater houses over a billion people.

Rebecca Fee

Salem

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