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Clinton's talk of coup won't matter to voters

I must take issue with your article "Clinton's seeming shift on coup may backfire" (May 1).

Even before the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine in 1904 — used to justify the U.S. exercise of "international police power" in the Western Hemisphere — and continuing through the overthrow of multiple foreign governments, U.S. policy has emphasized three themes in our relationship with foreign countries.

First, national security. What are the potential or perceived threats to our national security? Second, political security. What must a candidate or incumbent do in order to achieve or continue in public office? Third, and most important, is...