Letters to the Editor

Obama’s goodbye

One would hope President Obama will use his last few weeks in office to visit the world, make his goodbyes and pave the way for his role as a global statesman.

The United States has not had much success in the Middle East. Bill Clinton failed to get Yasser Arafat to agree on peace. George Bush pushed for Palestinian Authority elections and Hamas took over Gaza. Obama prematurely pulled out of Iraq and ISIL moved in. He attacked Libya with awful consequences. Attempts to solve the Arab-Israeli conflict failed as well.

The Oslo accords, which allowed the PLO into Israel, dictate that Israel and the PA would negotiate the details of peace between themselves. That should not be tampered with.

Len Bennett, Deerfield Beach

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