Letter to the Editor

Right to question

Arroyo GrandeNovember 21, 2012 

I was quite upset to read Harlan Hobgood’s Nov. 18 letter regarding his opinion that Susan Rice is being bullied by Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham.

I wonder if Mr. Hobgood would look at the situation in such a lighthearted matter if it had been his family members killed during the Sept. 11 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three brave Americans defending the embassy from al-Qaida.

Susan Rice, as U.N. ambassador, should have told the truth to the people as to what happened in Libya that night. She is a professional and should be treated as such.

Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham want the truth, just like the families of the dead Americans who fought so bravely.

Ms. Rice went on TV well after the incident and was not truthful. She deserves to be questioned, and the families should demand an answer from her as to why they were misled by her. Her race and gender should not be a reason or an excuse for hiding the facts, and the senators have every right to ask the tough questions.

Unfortunately, we are not in school having to deal with childish bullying. Brave people died, and the truth must come out.

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