Letters: Statistics versus ideology
With regard to Dale Gohr's letter of Aug. 17, I will point out that the United Nations is comprised of 193 member states. By no means are "75 percent Communist, Socialist, and/or Islamic governments." (The actual number is 31 percent and most of those nations have strong ties to the US.) Further, the UN Secretary-General who accused Israel of war crimes in the recent conflict is Ban Ki-moon from the very capitalist country of South Korea. It should also be noted that even though President Obama was critical of Israel's strikes against hospitals, schools and UN facilities, he reiterated US support for Israel. At the same time, he was very critical of Hamas.
And though Mr. Gohr seems willing to dismiss them as "drivel," every objective measurement shows that our national economy is much stronger today than when President Obama took office. Those are facts supported by statistics which are infinitely more reliable than blind ideology and unwarranted paranoia.