November 15, 2012

Letters to the editor: Harmon hopes for negative change

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign event in Sanford, Fla., the day before the election. A reader calls on columnist M.D. Harmon to “take a cue from Mitt Romney’s concession speech urging our citizens to support the president and pray for him.”

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Surge in visitors necessary to fill additional lodgings 

I think it's wonderful that all these hotel chains want to invest in Maine. Now all we need is a convention center to help fill these rooms.

Bill Preston


Apparent Libya coverup may be tied to election

The terrorist attack on the Benghazi, Libya, U.S. Consulate compound on Sept. 11 is an undeniable fact! It was witnessed on live video and validated by a high-ranking State Department official during congressional hearings last month. The American ambassador to Libya along with his aide and two Navy SEALs were murdered in this attack.

Where is the outrage? Where is the coverage of this event by the so-called mainstream media?

Why hasn't this paper more accurately and fully covered this tragedy? Could it be that they were helping the administration in what appears to have been a coverup so close to the election?

I have three direct questions for President Obama:

1) Why wasn't our consulate protected by better security on the anniversary day of 9/11 (especially since it had been attacked many times leading up to this date)?

2) Why did you send our ambassador to the U.N., Susan Rice, to five Sunday morning talk shows to adamantly proclaim that this was a "spontaneous event of a mob"? This was done several days after the attack, when you had the opportunity to personally witness the assault via videotape and drones circling the compound during the attack.

3) Finally, Mr. President, this attack lasted more than seven hours while these brave Americans, two being Navy SEALs, urgently requested help at least three times. Our military had fighter jets less than one hour from responding and Special Forces help about two hours away.

You didn't hesitate to ask the SEALs for help in risking their lives to kill Osama bin Laden. Why in heaven's name didn't you respond to their cries for help?

You stated in a campaign speech, "It's all about trust." Well, is it?

William Goff



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