Letters to the Editor

GOP witch hunt

Sure, Hillary Clinton needs to overcome her stupidity, with regard to the State Department emails.

But the GOP witch hunt, encompassing several lengthy hearings in the U.S. House over the deaths of four Americans at the remote State outpost in Benghazi, Libya, always came up empty.

In considering the security of some 170 State facilities globally, it’s important to include Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, during President Ronald Reagan’s first term.

On April 18, 1983, a bomb-loaded truck exploded at the U.S. Embassy, killing 63 people, including 17 Americans. Then, on Oct. 23, another truck bomber struck the Marine barracks, killing 241 servicemen.

In those days, when America had a problem, the whole government — administration and Congress, Democrats and Republicans — worked together to solve it. But, when we hide behind partisan differences, we are actually working against each other, rather than on the urgent problems that stand in our way. And there will continue to be many.

The next president will surely face difficult problems, as her or his predecessors have done throughout our history.

Hillary Clinton has been present in some of the recent ones. I doubt that Donald Trump could pick them up on TV from Trump Tower.

Joseph Huber, Plantation

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