A May 8 letter writer wrote that he almost puked when President Barack Obama took credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden. Well, of course, the facts are that the president was briefed ahead of time, approved the most daring of several options and then gave the order to proceed despite the risks. And, as we all know, the operation was successful too.
Still on the subject of taking credit, perhaps that letter writer recalls President George W. Bush donning a flight suit, landing on a carrier deck, striding to a podium beneath the famous "Mission Accomplished" banner and declaring to several thousand crew members (ordered to assemble for the elaborate photo-op) that the Iraq war was over.
I hope that most of us who regularly read these letters to the editor are interested in considering thoughtful if differing points of view, not rants from people whose political philosophy seems limited to "if Obama does it, I hate it."