Letters to the Editor

The risks of too much patience

Sadly, I note that security around military installations in the United States has been increased – and I suspect this is only the tip of the iceberg.

Reportedly, this is due to the increasing threat of fundamentalist Islamic terrorism from ISIL and their ilk inside the borders of the United States.

It seems the so-called junior varsity has grown up during this period of “strategic patience” by the Obama administration.

In case the president missed the classes on major world leaders while at Columbia and Harvard, here are some thoughts on “strategic patience” by historic leaders:

“The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.” Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964)

“There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.” John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

David L. Griffith

Belleville

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