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Published: Saturday, May 19 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Baron Scarpia
Logan, UT

The killing of Osama is part of Obama's broader successful foreign policy. His use of drones has drastically reduced the number of American servicemen deaths and increased America's offensive against terrorists. His winding down the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is also curbing America's military costs.

Romney and the GOP describe Obama's outreach to foreign countries as his "apology tour," but relations with our allies are significantly stronger today than they were in the Bush years simply because we're willing to take into account our allies' perspectives (instead of insulting them with name calling, e.g. Rumsfeld's "Old Europe" description).

Instead of a "bull in the china shop" approach, Obama has taken a more strategic, nuanced view of the world, and it has facilitated the "Arab spring" where uprisings against dictators are taking place across the Mideast that play into America's favor.

Let's face it, what brought this nation to the Great Recession were Bush's two-pronged strategy of cutting taxes beyond reason AND instigating two wars with no war tax or plan to pay for them. Ending the wars responsibly is part of Obama's overall economic plan.

Burke, VA

Now this is a nice, reasoned analysis that makes sense. (And yes, it happens to agree with my position on the subject.) But I think more than anything, it provides a rational and calm explanation of facts and suggests a logical conclusion, without hyperbole and without name calling. I say let's have more of this type of letter, regardless of which side of the aisle it promotes. Bravo to Mr. King.

Ex Pat
Salt Lake City, Ut

Did you know there was a memo in case things went wrong. It is my understanding that the sec of the navy would take the blame if things went horribly wrong. Did you see the pix of the pres sitting in his golf shirt watching things unfold, and had to be dragged off of the golf course. Ths rest look like they belong there in a senior position. He looks like a visitor in the corner. The man had delayed the decision for a year. He kept wanting more proof putting our men and women in danger. Yah, he made the call after a year and then spiked the football.

embarrassed Utahn!
Salt Lake City, UT

Many religions include the patriotic tenet that as Americans, we are subject to Presidents and elections.

Many Utahns are poor sports who act like little spoiled children because their guy didn't win. President Obama won the election with more popular votes than any President in history. The Obama win came without questions of legitimacy, unlike the elections of his predecessor. Utahns in general give Obama's predecessor high-marks, yet in a very unpatriotic manner, Utahns in general only criticize and dismiss all that my wonderful president does. In my opinion, there are a lot of hypocrite sore-losers in Utah.

Go Obama! Another term won't be enough to fix the messes left but we'll continue on the right track.

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

Great letter.

It's good to combat the mindless hatred that many here in Utah and AM radio have towards the President.

Sandy, UT

Ex Pat from Salt Lake City, read embarassed Utahn's comments. Talk about well fit shoes.

Saint George, UT

Ex Pat, can you share with us the sources for your statements? Thanks.

Steve C. Warren

Excellent letter.

Many who are perfectly happy to blame Democrat John Kennedy for the Bay of Pigs fiasco and Democrat Jimmy Carter for the failed Iranian hostage rescue are entirely unwilling to give Democrat Barack Obama credit for getting Bin Laden.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Bush obviously took his eye off the mark which means he really did not have his heart in getting the bad guy. If someone else does it should'nt he get credit.

Eric Samuelsen
Provo, UT

Excellent, well reasoned letter. Kudos!

Burke, VA

Ex Pat said "Did you see the pix of the pres sitting in his golf shirt watching things unfold, and had to be dragged off of the golf course."

It was Sunday afternoon. What should he have been wearing? And YES, a couple of hours later he was in a suit announcing bin Laden's death to the nation. Again, what should have been wearing?

And please provide references to your claims of conspiracy or stop making them.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Obama is significantly better than Bush.

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

Yes, someone needed to reverse the expensive war after cutting taxes. President Obama stabilized the world, PResident Bush destabilized the world.

South Jordan, UT

Of course, we have no real evidence that bin Laden was taken out as described. No body was ever shown (not even photos) before it was supposedly dumped into the deep where it could never be verified.

Considering how truthful Obama has been about so many things -- among others, forging a birth certificate, then telling us that it is authentic -- I have no credible evidence that the event described in this article ever took place.

So who cares whether, or how, he takes credit for something that, as likely as not, he merely trumped up to gain voter support?

South Jordan, UT

sigf,,, you ought to read your posts. They are very funny. A bit of advice,, Turn the channel ,both on your television and your talk radio programs. Your brain is turning to mush.1- No real evidence of Bin Ladins killing, 2 Forgeing a birth certificate. Wake up.

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