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Lack of outrage explained

Rick Johnson (May 11) seems genuinely concerned over what he calls the Republicans’ selective outrage. He wants to know “where is their outrage” over the Iraq War and the 2008 financial collapse.

To clarify, the current investigation concerning Benghazi is not about the “unfortunate incident,” but about the false information provided by the administration afterward. This was not the first, nor was it the last issue for which they provided false information.

In answer to Rick’s questions, I suspect that the reason for the GOP’s lack of outrage over Iraq and the financial collapse is much the same as for the Democrats. Although he likes to blame Republicans, 110 Democrats voted for the “use of force” resolution on Iraq. Those would include Sens. John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid and Joe Biden. Apparently, they were no less fooled by the “cooked intelligence” than were the Republicans.

The Financial Services Act, signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1999 and supported by 193 Democrats, is widely viewed to have been the driving force behind the 2008 collapse.

To conclude his letter, Rick resorts to typical leftist rhetoric to answer his own questions: The Republicans don’t want answers; they’re simply racists.

Don Hood

Spokane Valley


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