State Dept. failed to protect consulate
I spent a career living and traveling around the world. I worked out of an embassy for two years and a consulate for more than a year. I visited several dozen others and saw our security first-hand. The embassies are fortified and well-protected by Marines. Consulates are pretty much on their own. They are lucky if they have a local security guard at the front door.
Our State Department completely failed in its protection of our consulate in Libya. Against 50 attackers, the four men held out as long as they could, but had no chance.
Voters usually rate Romney better at solving our economic problems and Obama better at foreign affairs. I think that may change now that the Middle East is blowing up. He turned his back on the one stable friend we have, Israel, and continues to support and give money to those who hate us.
I found the Yuma Sun’s Sept. 12 editorial (“Where was the political truce after attacks?”) amazing in its criticism of Romney when he commented on the president’s handling of the Middle East.
Obama rarely attends his daily intelligence briefings and this lends to his ability to lead this nation and is fair game. We cannot afford four more years with this lack of leadership in every category. It’s time for a much needed change.
Thomas M. Kelly