Obama’s foreign policy is comatose
To the editor:
The Obama administration’s foreign policy is nonexistent. He has relinquished our leadership role in the world as evidenced by various setbacks.
The State Department failed to increase security in Benghazi after receiving warnings of increased terrorist activity, and then the White House covered up the fiasco by blaming an internet video on the Benghazi attack.
Although we won the war in Iraq, terrorists are now in control of some Iraqi towns, and the Iraqi government has forged close ties to Iran while Iran moves closer to the development of nuclear weapons.
We will be withdrawing our troops from Afghanistan this year, but it appears President Hamid Karzai is cozying up to the Taliban. He recently released dozens of imprisoned terrorists.
The war in Syria continues in a stalemate between the government and its Shiite followers against the Sunni fighters, and it is drawing in other Middle East countries.
Putin is reasserting Russian power with the takeover of the Crimea. It appears he might invade eastern Ukraine under the guise of protecting Russian-speaking Ukrainians.
Obama’s proposed cutbacks in our military coupled with apologies to world leaders for our successful society, has reduced our stature in the world and hurt our national security.
Donald A. Moskowitz
Obamacare doom predictions fall flat
To the editor:
Nightmare! Horror show! Train wreck! Disaster! Castastrophe! A rolling calamity that must be stopped! The Republican propaganda about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is reminiscent of the regularly scheduled predictions of the apocalypse by confused individuals and con men throughout history.
The oldest known prediction of the end of the world is recorded on Assyrian tablets in the 26th century BCE: “Our Earth is degenerate in these later days; there are signs that the world is speedily coming to an end; bribery and corruption are common; children no longer obey their parents; every man wants to write a book and the end of the world is evidently approaching.”