Letter: President is out of touch with America


Is President Obama really that out of touch with America? After hosting a dinner for, and reiterating the constitutional right of Muslims to build a 15-story mosque in the shadow of the site of the bloodiest attack ever perpetrated by an enemy on American soil, the president explained, "I was not commenting and I will not comment on the wisdom of making the decision to put a mosque there."

He traveled the Muslim world apologizing for his country's behavior, accepting collective guilt that we were responsible for the ill will existing around the planet between Islam and the West due to our insensitivity to their culture, notwithstanding their own abhorrence of our own culture.

But when it comes to the sensitivity of 300 million Americans -- "I will not comment." There is insensitivity and there is human decency. If he won't "comment" to protect America's sacred ground, who will? Why, Mr. President?

Jim Barber

Camp Verde


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