To the Editor:
I have never seen my country so leaderless and adrift. We have elected a president who seems to be completely detached from national and world events.
The world is on fire with Benghazi still fuming, Afghanistan is a mess, Iraq is burning, and Egypt/Libya is smoldering with internal strife. Moreover, Syria is in the middle of a civil war that spilled over into Iraq, and Israel is back at it with the Palestinians. In other words, the Muslim world is really on its ear. Added to this, Russia is on the move and it looks like Iran will develop a nuclear weapon.
Nationally, the Veterans Administration is not doing the job and the IRS is out of control along with Homeland Security. Our Defense Department will not be able to defend this country if the planned budget cuts stay in effect. “Obamacare” looks like it may bankrupt the country and the southern border mess has no end and no solution. Moreover, our national debt is approaching $17.5 trillion. Meanwhile, our president and Congress are going on vacation.
I have worked for a number of good leaders and some really poor ones. The really bad ones had one thing in common. When they became overwhelmed with the job, they resorted to the things they knew best, which normally had nothing to do with the mission, training or maintenance.
I think that is what is going on here with our president. I believe he is overwhelmed with the demands of the job, and he and his advisers don’t have a clue, so the president has resorted to what he knows best — and that is fundraising and speech making.
This is what happens when presidents are elected on emotion and not record. We elected a man who has no leadership or managerial experience. We elected a man who has never been in charge of so much as a Boy Scout troop. As a matter of fact, he never was a Boy Scout.
Maybe we can do better next time.
retired Col. Malvin L. Handy