Barack Obama is no Harry Truman

June 30, 2013

I read with disgust Jules Witcover's commentary exhorting President Barack Obama to act more like former President Harry S. Truman ("Give 'em hell, Barry," June 25). You must be kidding, sir: Mr. Obama cannot act like Truman because he is nothing like that commendable leader.

Truman would have had Eric Holder out on his ear. He would not need the IRS to attack his enemies. And he would have protected the U.S. consulate in Benghazi with all the power he possessed.

The men that Captain Truman commanded in WWI claimed that they trusted him with their lives. Harry Truman was an honest, trustworthy leader. Barack Obama is no Harry Truman.

Mignon Rosenthal, Pikesville

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