While Dana Milbank rightly defended President Obama’s right to a Cabinet of his choosing [“Scandal! A Cabinet of yes men,” Sunday Opinion, Jan. 13], he nonetheless bemoaned what he regards as a lack of opposing viewpoints for the president to draw upon as he makes decisions.

With the large number of congressional critics and pundits, including many of The Post’s columnists, I cannot believe that there will be any lack of contrary viewpoints, no matter the subject. Rather, given the seriousness of the national and international problems facing this country, our president needs all the help he can get to advance his idea (and perhaps that of many voters) of what is needed.

Benjamin A. Jackson, Silver Spring