After reading Alan Wolfson's June 8 letter ("Nation's elected leaders twist truth with inpunity"), I am compelled to add some "historical facts" that with some level of "impunity" were left out of the dialogue and because, as he stated, "twisting the truth and obscuring the facts makes accountability impossible."
Starting with the statement, by President George Bush #1, "Read my lips. No new taxes." And then, of course, the indiscretion of two consenting adults in the Clinton White House ... shame, shame.
But jumping from there to Obama and leaving out the whopper perpetrated on the people of America by G. Bush #2, something about "Iraq's weapons of mass destruction" at the cost of thousands of American lives to date -- that must have been an oversight, right?
The deaths in Bowe Bergdahl's case have not been confirmed; otherwise, this falls in the "obscuring the facts" category.
Never miss a local story.
Even the five "prisoners" that facilitated Bergdahl's release was a lie, because the previous administration stated they were not prisoners of war but rather enemy combatants, giving that administration "impunity" when dealing with their rights under international law.
This means that when we leave Afghanistan we would have to release them anyway. So returning them to their soil and ensuring that an American soldier is returned to ours makes sense.
As for the 2,700 pages of the Affordable Care Act, neither party read the whole document, but Republicans refrained from voting on its implementation, even when they had the votes in Congress and ample time to stop or change it. They then claimed it was shoved down their throats and spent millions of taxpayer dollars trying to repeal it.
So, perhaps Hillary is right about "what difference at this point does it make."
Thus, we are not all fools.