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Kerry deserves faint praise

| Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, 8:55 p.m.

Kerry deserves faint praise

On Sept. 11, 2012, terrorists attacked the U.S. outpost in Benghazi, Libya. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three defenders died in the attack.

President Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are ultimately responsible for the deaths. The terrorists were never caught and the cover-up continues.

On Sept. 11, 2013, no terrorist attack made the news. I give our new secretary of State, John Kerry, credit for this. His deeds, however, do not impress me; his flawed character forces Obama to be more vigilant.

Kerry revealed his character when he ran for president. He is an egoist, most concerned about his own survival. Does that also not describe Obama?

Kerry's not a team player. If another Benghazi-type attack happens on Kerry's watch, he will sing like a canary to Congress and the American people.

That is good for us, but bad for Obama. Kerry keeps Obama more vigilant and honest. That is a good reason to keep Kerry around.

Hillary Clinton is an old-school Democrat and a team player. She was willing to be responsible for Benghazi, but never told us any details about what went wrong. She certainly never told Congress or the American people of Obama's blunders.

I'm sure she was — or will be — rewarded for her silence.

Kathleen Bollinger

Fawn Township

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