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Apologize to Clinton

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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2013 10:30 am

Dear Editor:

While Americans were reflecting on the memory of the horrific World Trade Center tragedy on 9/11, our nation was caught up in another tragic event in Libya. Terrorists attacked our consulate in Benghazi, killing our Ambassador and three staff members.

Mitt Romney immediately criticized the Obama administration for having falsified the incident. According to GOP critics, UN Ambassador Susan Rice, on “Meet the Press,” gave a conflicting report on the Benghazi incident.

For the past several months, Republican leaders, as well as Fox News, have been beating the drums calling for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to appear before Congress. One week before her date to testify at a House committee hearing, Secretary Clinton — the most-traveled secretary in history, having visited 112 countries — became ill, causing her to cancel her appearance at the hearing. However, she did send two department officials.

While being interviewed on Fox News, President George W. Bush’s UN ambassador, John Bolton, said that diplomats the world over use a technique known as “diplomacy illness” to avoid attending an unpleasant meeting. Well, we now know that Hillary’s medical condition was serious enough, requiring her to be hospitalized.

If Ambassador Bolton has any decency, which I doubt, he should make a public apology — on Fox News, of course.

Anthony G. Pilla
Forest Hills

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