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Your Views: Attacks make US look like a bully

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October 21, 2013

If our government sends American troops, unannounced, into another sovereign nation, such as Libya and Somalia, in order to kidnap its citizens and to commit other acts of violence, then how are we different from the terrorists?

 In such a situation, we are the terrorists and said military strikes not only break international law but are acts of war. I am a Republican and have no sympathy with Muslim terrorists, but if President Obama thinks the kinds of attacks perpetrated on Libya and Somalia on Oct. 5 will salvage this nation’s respect internationally, he is sadly mistaken. It only makes us look like a cowardly bully.

 

HESPERUS L. SPOONER

Delavan



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