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Write about "ineptitude" of America, not Norway

2:10 PM EDT, July 30, 2011

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It is with disgust that I put down The Sun after reading Ron Smith's column ("Norway murder compounded by ineptitude," July 29). Scandinavia seems to be one of the few places on the planet not fueled by violence. Perhaps those nations have some lessons to share with our country.

Open any daily newspaper or listen to any newscast in the U.S. and your senses are pounded with the violence prevalent in every city and state. Our country is a laughing stock as our elected officials behave like spoiled adolescents for all the world to witness. Perhaps we should deal with our own "ineptitude" before spewing our criticism on another country. There's plenty of "inexcusable bungling" to focus on these days right here at home.

Bonnie Johnson, Columbia