According to the May 9 front-page article “GOP leaders are calling, and Pence is listening,” Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R), while in Germany in April, “assailed what he called President Obama’s ‘policy of conciliatory diplomacy.’ ” I’m sure any minute we will hear the outcry from patriotic Americans toward Mr. Pence for insulting the president on foreign soil while U.S. soldiers are waging war in Afghanistan. I clearly remember the outrage to which a band — the Dixie Chicks — was subjected for making critical comments regarding President George W. Bush while in London in 2003. Any time now, I’m sure.

Stacy Jarboe, Takoma Park