Letter: A lack of knowledge
Dennis Hamel’s letter (Monitor letters, Aug. 18) continued the recent Republican attack on geographic literacy by ridiculing Rep. Annie Kuster for being unaware that Benghazi is in the Middle East.
Benghazi is not in the Middle East. Benghazi is in Libya, which is in Africa. The only part of Africa that is in the Middle East is Egypt.
I don’t understand the thought process behind these attacks. It’s not as though it is all that difficult to do a quick fact check. It’s one thing to berate someone for an honest mistake. It’s quite another thing to berate someone else for lacking knowledge when it is in fact you who is lacking.