To the Editor:
In response to the savage and dastardly murder of Ambassador to Libya
Chris Stevens and three other Americans, Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton asked, "How could this happen in a country we helped liberate
in a city we helped save from destruction?”
The Secretary appropriately voices the sentiment of the American public, which
continues to question how it is that we have created monsters in the
nations in which we have intervened, how it is that those for whom we have
sacrificed lives, blood, and treasure continue to stab their
benefactor in the back.
The reality is that there are myriad haters and savages within the
nations we have sought to liberate and in which we have sought to
instill American values of democracy and stability. We learn once
again that democracy and stability is not a "one size fits all"
proposition. Many prefer the path of hatred, violence and rage.
This is the way it has always been and likely the way it shall always be.
America's weakness is our desire to aid the oppressed. The beasts who
slaughtered Americans in this most recent atrocity serve to
demonstrate that where we are concerned, few good deeds go unpunished.
Upper St. Clair