I understand that the opinion page is, well, opinion. However, doesn’t the editor have a responsibility to make sure that letters are factually correct concerning any verifiable situation?
A recent letter about Benghazi shows that the writer, whom I’m sure is a nice woman, really doesn’t understand the event.
First, she refers to an attack on our embassy in Libya. The embassy is in Tripoli, not Benghazi. It is imperative to understand the difference between an embassy and a consulate/outpost/house.
The State Department has 32,000 employees in 250 locations in 180 countries around the world. Many, like Benghazi, are in dangerous places and cannot be defended if attacked by large groups.
The letter writer also questions others’ knowledge of the event, yet she doesn’t understand the basics of our installations. Also, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were there performing a rescue, something she denies happening.
The writer also uses the Hillary Clinton comment from her first House interview out of context and incompletely. What Clinton said was, whether it was a terrorist attack or a bunch of guys wanting to kill Americans, at this point, what difference does it make?
My favorite question for people like the letter writer: Who shot the Benghazi victims? To their surprise, the answer is no one.