Undermining president

03/27/2014 5:47 PM

03/27/2014 5:48 PM

Today our system has so many know-it-alls, who I call Monday night quarterbacks, who spout off, (see: “Romney slams Obama for ‘faulty judgment’ on Russia” from March 23).

It is easy to be critical, especially when you do not know all the facts and specifics on what action the president will take regarding Russia or the consequences that follow.

I am a firm believer in the freedom of speech, but critics on the sideline belittling the president at crucial times during a situation makes his decision more difficult, and makes the president look even weaker.

These critics are making matters worse. Undermining the president in public on foreign policies to gain political points for their party for the next election is shameful and inappropriate and harmful to our foreign policy and national security.

Dignitaries should learn to refrain from criticism in public of the president during serious crises.

Politicians’ rhetoric is harmful to our country’s foreign policies to satisfy their own enormous egos.

— Dorothy L. Mezza,

Fort Worth

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