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Prime minister should apologize for flippant remark

BY YOUR NAME Staff Writer Published: August 5, 2012

When GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney worried if London was ready for the Olympics, Prime Minister David Cameron said it's much more complicated to put the games on in an international city compared with the “middle of nowhere” — a reference to Salt Lake City and the 2002 Winter Games.

My father was from the “middle of nowhere” and went to England in World War II and invaded Europe to save England and fight for freedom. Thousands of graves in Normandy are filled with soldiers from the “middle of nowhere” who have families still living in the “middle of nowhere” who miss those loved ones. At hundreds of military cemeteries around the globe, hundreds of thousands of American soldiers from the “middle of nowhere” are at eternal rest after they helped save England and the world from tyranny and oppression. My father returned home with my English mother who became a U.S. citizen and forever was grateful for what her new country did to save her country.

Cameron's flippant remark ignores how much is owed to those brave American soldiers from the “middle of nowhere.” He should apologize.

Larry Stein, Edmond

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