Why make ex­cuses for Obama’s fail­ures?

Baltimore Sun - - MARYLAND VOICES - Lyle Rescott, Mar­riottsville

The only con­ceiv­able ex­pla­na­tion for your ed­i­to­rial on Pres­i­dent Obama’s re­cent Asia trip is that it was an at­tempt to turn a sow’s ear into a silk purse (“A ques­tion of tem­per­a­ment,” Sept. 6).

The Chi­nese dis­re­spected the U.S. pres­i­dent, the pres­i­dent of the Philip­pines dis­re­spected him, North Korea dis­re­spects him — but who don’t they dis­re­spect? — and Rus­sian Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin con­tin­ues to tear holes in Mr. Obama’s and Hil­lary Clin­ton’s “re­set” of re­la­tions with Moscow.

Yet some­how The Sun man­ages to turn all this into a pos­i­tive for Mr. Obama — while punch­ing Don­ald Trump in the gut.

Sy­co­phancy and hypocrisy reign on Calvert Street.

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