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Letters to the Editor - Sept. 10, 2008

Where's the balance?

To the editor:

Sometimes, the statements of your columnist, James Studdard, are incredibly bizarre. His Sept. 4 column contains the latest example. He baits Barack Obama, and suggests that he should "publicly denounce Allah."

What an outrageous idea. "Allah" is God for those who adhere to the Islamic faith. We Americans would be alienating all of our friends and political allies in Iraq, Afghanistan, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and all of the Middle East, if our president were to "denounce Allah." I am sure that no Republican national leader would take seriously such a suggestion.

Can't the Clayton News Daily find a political commentator of moderate views to impart just a little balance to an editorial page which feeds us a steady far-right diet of James Studdard and Michael Reagan?

JAMES J. MACIE

Attorney at Law

Jonesboro