Sunday letters: President making same mistake again

June 22, 2014 

Obama Mideast

President Barack Obama

JACQUELYN MARTIN — AP

"Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it," is a quote attributed to George Santayana.

What do you call a president who repeats his own mistakes from his own personal history? Seeing the results of his decision to pull out of Iraq and its disastrous consequences, President Obama has committed the United States to making the same mistake in Afghanistan.

As Albert Einstein is credited with saying, "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results."

Fred Fields

Columbia

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