Letters to the Editor


More nonsense from the “expert” from Carlyle, Gene Robke. Robke fills this newspaper with distortions, half-truths and misleading statements. Robke would lead you to believe that our huge national debt occurred during George Bush’s term. That’s a lot of hogwash. Here are the facts.

When George Bush left office, the national debt was $5.8 trillion, 39.3 percent of the GDP. At the end of Obama’s term, the national debt will be $14.3 trillion, 74.3 percent of the GDP. Obama has raised our national debt more than all the other presidents combined. Robke says when Bush left office his debts didn’t go with him. But neither will Obama’s huge debts go with him.

Robke writes that the Bush administration told 935 lies. Since he is such an authority on lying, perhaps he can tell us just how many lies the Obama administration has told on Benghazi, the ISIS build-up, Obamacare, the economic condition of the country, not to mention Hillary Clinton’s emails.

Robke tells us that Bush’s decision to invade Iraq was the worst foreign police blunder of the century. With ISIS killing tens of thousands of Iraqis, I’m sure most Iraqis wish George Bush was still president. One of the worst foreign policy blunders in our entire history is the deal Obama made with Iran which put American security at risk. However, the absolutely worst foreign policy blunder of all time was the election of Obama as president.

Leon Anderson, Collinsville