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Obama selectively blamed

Regarding letters slamming President Obama and the Cabinet over Benghazi:

There is more than what Fox News presents to the Obama-haters. There have been many other Benghazis under other presidents.

In 1983, under President Reagan, 241 U.S. Marines and servicemen and 58 French troops were blown up in Beirut, Lebanon. Under Bush, to name a few incidents:

Jan.22, 2002; U.S. Consulate in Calcutta attacked, five dead; May 12, 2002, U.S. Consulate in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, attacked, 36 dead, including nine Americans; July 30, 2004, U.S. Embassy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, hit by a suicide bomber, two dead; Dec. 6, 2004, U.S. Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, attacked by Al Qaeda, nine dead; March 2, 2006, U.S. Consulate in Karachi, Pakistan, attacked, four dead, including U.S. diplomat David Foy.

Also, Sept. 12, 2006, U.S. Embassy in Damascus, Syria, attacked, four dead; July 7, 2008, U.S. Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, attacked, six dead; July 17, 2008, U.S. Embassy in Sana’a, Yemen, attacked by mob dressed as military and using RPGs and two car bombs, 16 dead, including newlywed Americans found holding hands in death.

Bad things happen, regardless of who is president. Stop blaming the black guy, and watch other news besides Fox.

Richard Trerise

Spokane



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