Letters to the Editor

Dodging blame

The Star-Telegram headline says, “Obama acknowledges mistakes on militants.”

However, in the article he says, “Our head of the intelligence community Jim Clapper has acknowledged that, I think, they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria,” and “rebutted critics who say his refusal to intervene more directly in the Syrian civil war ... created conditions that allowed the rise of the Islamic State.”

He lays the blame on someone else... Always.

Will the president ever learn that the country’s low esteem of his performance is a clear indication that no one believes a thing he says or does?

— Don Phillips, Fort Worth