Letters to the Editor

America can’t spread democracy with a spray of missiles

President Barack Obama waves on his arrival Friday, June 24, 2016, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Wash.
President Barack Obama waves on his arrival Friday, June 24, 2016, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Wash. AP

In his petty attempt to denigrate President Barack Obama, and at the same time chauvinistically declaring how we are a peace-loving nation, Michael Delbar (Letters, “What if Pearl Harbor were attacked today?” June 22) exposes his ignorance of American aggression.

Whether it be a case of having his head stuck in the sand or plain ignorance, Delbar should be aware that since WWII, the U.S. has overthrown governments throughout Central and South America.

Most recently, the U.S. has invaded Iraq without provocation and killed (and caused the death of) tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis under the guises of spreading democracy.

Mr. Delbar, democracy is not spread with cruise missiles and cluster bombs.

President Obama has been a most welcome change to bellicose former President George W. Bush.

Joseph Codispoti, Los Osos

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