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Letters to the Editor

September 22, 2012

‘Warrior’ not a term of endearment

Responding to David R. Hoffman’s letter, “Hypocrisy at the Cinema” (Sept. 5), I have two questions:

1.)  Did you see the documentary, “2012, Obama’s America,” or are your opinions based on those attempting to discredit Dinesh D’Souza?  

2.) Did you review the actual 2002 transcript from “Politically Incorrect” after which Bill Maher was fired?

In “2016, Obama’s America,”  D’Souza states, “What they didn’t know is that Obama is a man with a past, and in powerful ways that past defines him — who he is, how he thinks, and where he intends to take America and the world. Love him or hate him, you don’t know him.” First lady Michelle Obama echoed this by saying, “At the end of the day, when it comes time to make that decision, as President, all you have to guide you are your values, and your vision, and the life experiences that make you who you are.”  

Omitted in her review of President Obama’s past was the influence played by his father, step-father, Bill Ayers, Jeremiah Wright and the Chicago Democratic political machine (hardly a model for integrity).  

Liberal websites are attempting to discredit Dinesh D’Souza by misrepresenting his words from the 2002 interview with Bill Maher. President Bush had called the terrorists “cowards.”  This is the actual transcript: “These are warriors,” D’Souza said, “and we have to realize that the principles of our way of life are in conflict with people in the world.”

“We have been the cowards lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away,” said Bill Maher, the host of Politically Incorrect. “That’s cowardly. Staying in the airplane when it hits the building, say what you want about it, it’s not cowardly.”

“Warriors” to D’Souza was not a term of endearment. He has never wavered in his support of the USA and has never supported or defended terrorists.

— Ken Petersen

Goshen

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