Letter: There were embassy attacks during Bush era, too

Published: Thursday, Dec. 6 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

In this Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 file photo, an Egyptian woman holds a black flag with Islamic inscription in Arabic that reads, "No God but Allah, and Mohammed is his prophet," in front of the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt. The attacks against U.S. diplomatic targets appear part of wider power plays by Salafis and other extremists to challenge the leadership struggling for stability in places such Egypt and Libya.

Nasser Nasser, AP

During the presidency of George W. Bush, there were 12 attacks on U.S. embassies, resulting in 53 deaths.

Why is it that neither Fox News nor any Republican politicians made an issue of these attacks, yet they treat Benghazi as a bigger scandal than Watergate or Iran-Contra?

Roland Kayser

Murray

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