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Letter: Some Republicans have short, selective memories

Some Republicans have short, selective memories

Sometimes you have to read certain letters in The News a number of times to verify what they are espousing. On Aug. 10, a writer blamed the Obama administration for every negative situation happening in the world in recent months.

Some people’s memories are short and selective. Did this writer criticize President Ronald Reagan after 241 U.S. servicemen were killed in the Beirut bombing in 1983 on his watch? How did the idol of the Republican Party respond? He invaded Grenada two days later.

It is tragic that four U.S. citizens were killed in Benghazi. Maybe certain preventative measures could have been taken. But did the writer cry out in protest when more U.S. embassies were attacked during George W. Bush’s administration than any other president? Of course this is not even considering the 3,000 lives lost on 9/11.

Apparently President Obama is also responsible for not responding to the downing of the flight in Ukraine by rebel forces. What should he do – invade Russia and send our jets to bomb rebel positions? Please give us a realistic response to this tragedy.

Obama has had some accomplishments during his terms: unemployment has dropped, the stock market has hit record highs and mortgage rates are still very low. In addition, he has had to deal with the most obstructive House of Representatives on record. Republicans criticize everything he does without offering any realistic solutions.

Mark Muchowski

Orchard Park