The Times' lack of expressed concern for the security of the nation is sobering.
If civil libertarians are willing to sacrifice national security so that "alleged victims of U.S. mistreatment can make their case in court," are they also willing to step forward and take responsibility for the loss of any American lives that may result?
Arnold G. Regardie
A rough patch for Tiger Woods
Re "Woods admits infidelity, announces break from golf," and "Path to redemption blazed by many who preceded him," Column, Dec. 12
Tiger Woods didn't run a Ponzi scheme that caused investors to lose their life savings, and he didn't sell military secrets to a foreign power. He got caught cheating on his wife, an indiscretion shared by millions.
John F. Kennedy had many dalliances, as did the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and yet we eulogize them as leaders. The media and the public should lay down their stones and leave this as what it is -- a family matter.
As a Woods fan, I really don't care about what kind of husband he is -- the only Woods I know is the one on the golf course. It's hard for me to even feel that sorry for his wife, Elin, when several of my friends are unemployed.
Me, I'll be rooting for Tiger as strongly as ever once he decides to brave the carnivorous spotlight that apparently demands perfection not only in the game he single-handedly resurrected but also in his personal life.
When are we going to learn not to idolize entertainers such as Woods?
We know little about them. Now that we know more about Woods' cheating on his wife, we should insist that corporate sponsors dump him before we boycott their products.
We cannot, in good conscience, support a spoiled brat who has set such a bad example for young people across the nation and around the world.
Woods doesn't need to quit golf; he needs to quit his girlfriends.
No one has given Woods credit for performing at the highest levels on the golf courses of the world while performing equally as well in bedrooms around this and perhaps other countries.
For lesser men, dalliances with so many women would surely have been distracting, if not disruptive or even destructive to their games.
But Tiger never faltered. In fact, he seemed to get better almost every time he teed off. That's the awesome part of this bizarre story.
Could it be that Woods has developed a new model for how to succeed in sports?
William A. Harper