Mr. Papadakis ("Obama as Chamberlain," Aug. 13) obviously was not alive for the last 14 years. George W. Bush created the instability we are now paying for, not to mention the budget deficit by putting two long wars off the books from 2003-2008. He walked away and began painting while leaving all his disastrous mistakes for Obama to cope with.
Mr. Obama is trying to pick up the pieces and bring some order out of the chaos left him. He doesn't want more war or boots on the ground, unlike Sens. McCain and Graham, who get hysterical whenever Israel has a problem.
I am very pro Israel, but, seriously, what can we do about the centuries long Jewish/Muslim conflict? Bomb them out of existence?