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U.S. must take stand in support of Israel

The Sept. 18 News editorial condemning Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his advocacy of a future U.S. government administration willing to draw a "red line" against Iranian transgression is unconscionable. How dare the editorial board suggest that such a plea violates some "internal matter." To imply that voters "might be skeptical of a candidate who draws such red lines cavalierly" is a disingenuous insult to anyone with an ounce of intellect.
Both leader Ayatollah Khamenei and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have repeatedly denounced Israel as a scourge upon the Earth and have promised to obliterate the country and its people. Further, as if it needs to be stated, it is common knowledge that Iran is close to perfecting a nuclear capability to carry out this desire.
Most of us recall the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor and all of us remember the Sept. 11, 2001, acts of terrorism - both events had worldwide consequences. While the Obama administration expresses empty platitudes, Iran prepares for the annihilation of Israel. It is unfortunate that Netanyahu appears to be the sole voice of concern at this most critical time and it is sad that the editors of The News are so blind to this fact and to a history that bears out such infamous acts.

Martin E. Mutka

Williamsville