Letter: President should be political, not polite

Re: ‘Obama can do nothing right’ (Metro, Dec. 12) Mr. Fowler, I don’t care much about the cell phone picture, but this was not a mere handshake.

In international politics, this means a lot. It is shameful and disgusting that the U.S. president has chosen to routinely shake hands with one of the world’s most brutal dictators.

Yes it was treasonous, and also completely unnecessary. Maybe you should talk to some of the Cuban Americans about the brutality of that regime and see why they may feel betrayed.

Maybe Obama should talk to them too. Also Fox News and the Tea Party have nothing to do with this, Obama seems to be perfectly capable of making his own blunders and showing his incompetence time and time again.

Garold Minkin, via email



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