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Obama: not perfect, but better than we've had in a long time
Obama: not perfect, but better than we've had in a long time

To the editor: Messiah or mess? Nonsense. I agree that in previous administrations we've had some messes, but never a messiah. As for Barack Obama, he has done what I would want and expect from a competent president. ("Obama: messiah or mess?," Op-Ed, Oct. 14) Consider what he faced in 2009: The state of American foreign affairs was no better than the tanking economy, with an ongoing disaster in Iraq and negligent handling of the war in Afghanistan. Obama steered us through and out militarily and gave the people of those countries a chance at democracy. I also give him high marks for closure on Al Qaeda terrorists and particularly Osama bin Laden. I consider Obama to be...

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