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Letter: Inflammatory cartoon

I was naturally quite dismayed to see an editorial cartoon published in Tuesday’s Concord Monitor suggesting that New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte has been making “a mountain out of a mole hill” in her attempts to bring attention to the travesty of that took place in Benghazi, Libya.

Surely Monitor cartoonist Mike Marland does not intend to suggest that a terrorist attack on a United States consulate is a mole hill. Is it his suggestion that the death of four Americans serving in the diplomatic corps overseas is a mole hill? The first death of an American ambassador since 1976 is a mole hill? Or perhaps the wives who lost husbands and the children who lost fathers – are they the mole hills to which he refers?

This sort of inflammatory, disrespectful editorial cartoon just pours salt in the wounds of those Americans who have lost loved ones in service to our nation. I, for one, am proud that Ayotte is dedicated to getting unanswered questions answered and to bringing justice to both the victims of this horrific attack and their families.

Until President Obama is completely honest with the American people and fills in all the blanks in his story about the attacks in Benghazi, the questions will continue. Thank you, Sen. Ayotte, for fearlessly and relentlessly pursuing honesty and justice.

JENNIFER HORN

Nashua

(The writer is chairwoman of the New Hampshire Republican Party.)

Legacy Comments4

As my English relatives would say, "What a pile of tosh!" It's perfectly fair to say that Marland's cartoon was inaccurate (and to indicate how in a factual way) or even not nice. But to elevate it to "inflammatory" requires both a mighty thin skin and a misunderstanding of the definition of inflammatory.

The cartoon is in bad taste. And it minimizes what happened. Anybody who ignores that is doing so based on politics. They cannot fathom the idea that this event shoud never have happened after repeated requests for more security. There are no limits to where the left will give this President and Hillary a pass. They both are incompetent.

Mike Marland does suggest that a terrorist attack on a United States consulate is a mole hill. Mike Marland does suggest that the death of four Americans serving in the diplomatic corps overseas is a mole hill? Mike Marland does suggest the first death of an American ambassador since 1976 is a mole hill? Mike Marland does suggest all these things are a mole hill because he is an Obama sycophant that does exactly as the democrat party tells him to. The Monitor diligently prints his garbage because they are in the bag of Obama and the democrats they could care less what damage their policies do to America and our children and grand children.

WOW Jenifer, I agree that the Benghazi incident was tragic but where was your outrage when Valerie Plame was compromised and where was your outrage when President Bush, Dick Cheney and company took the USA into the Iraq war and we lost over 4000 good Americans and have several thousand more maimed and dismembered. Byron Hodgkins

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