Vail, CO, Colorado
I read with interest the recent commentary by Jonah Goldberg (June 5) entitled “The Prism of Obama.”
I have never agreed with any of his previous columns, and I am certainly not going to start now.
The column at first appeared to be a critical review of President Obama’s speech in Cairo.
Goldberg knows this speech was primarily aimed at the Muslims of the Middle East, as well the people of Iran and Israel.
While Goldberg’s commentary began and ended with praise for the speech and for the skill with which it was delivered, the bulk of the column was devoted to unflattering personal attacks on the president, labeling him hypocritical, ingenuous, and egotistical, using the world stage for self aggrandizement.
I was sorely tempted to write a column of my own in response, since unlike Goldberg I thought it was a brilliant, sincere speech that may prove an effective beginning toward some small progress toward solving a problem that has so far proven unsolvable.
Then I realized that the foolishness and transparent bias of Goldberg was obvious and I contented myself with this letter.
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