Letter to the Editor

Susan Rice is not a mind reader

Regarding the Nov. 15 news article “President, GOP spar over Benghazi”:

The complaint of Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) against U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice seems to boil down to this: There is no such thing as the legendary “fog of war,” so those who would offer tentative evaluations of catastrophic events should be omniscient and infallible.

Ms. Rice was careful to say, in preface to her remarks in the days after the Benghazi incident, that her information was such as was known at the time. Since she presumably does not operate a private intelligence agency, sensible people will wonder what else she could have said. The insinuation that she was merely flacking for the White House is too insulting to be countenanced.

Edwin M. Yoder Jr., Alexandria

 
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