Newspaper Apologizes for Obama Execution Letter

Writer advocated 'regime change' in the US
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 28, 2015 4:06 PM CDT
President Obama speaks on March 25, 2015, at the White House.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

(Newser) – A paper in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, printed a letter to the editor over the holiday weekend that blamed President Obama's policies for the loss of Ramadi in Iraq. That might not seem so unusual, except for the letter's last few paragraphs, which advocate "regime change" here in the US. "Forgive me for being blunt, but throughout history this has previously been accompanied by execution by guillotine, firing squad, public hanging," writes W. Richard Stover. "I have absolutely no reason to expect that current practice should be any different. ... When society dictates, the end always justifies the means, otherwise the action would not be taken. "

Today, the Daily Item apologized, reports Politico. "We should have recognized that the final two metaphorical paragraphs of the Ramadi letter were inescapably an incitement to have the chief executive of our government executed," says the editorial. "They should have been deleted. "

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