Re "A diplomat dies, Romney plays politics" (Editorial, Sept. 13) and "Romney reveals character" (Letters, Sept. 13): I was still in disbelief, mourning the loss of four murdered American diplomats in Libya while reading The Bee.
The editorial board characterized Mitt Romney's response to the attack as "political opportunism" and "reckless". What then would the board call the attack by Muslim extremists which killed four Americans in Benghazi on the anniversary of 9/11? An isolated incident?
A letter writer from Carmichael even called Romney's response a "knee-jerk" reaction.
As a proud American and combat veteran I say to the paper tigers of the editorial board and the writer from Carmichael, you don't get it. Like Romney's timing or not, he is someone with courage who is not apologizing and is standing up for us. What a concept.
-- Greg Hutson, Gold River
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