amNewYork letters to the editor
Article sheds light on neighbor dogs behavior
Re The tail doesnt always tell, Jan. 28: My 10-year-old daughter recently got bit by a neighbors dog in our elevator, when she bent down to pet him. We see this dog all the time, so we were clueless why it happened. The information you gave really shed light on some possible reasons. As a dog owner myself, I always appreciate learning more.
Enid Stoller, Manhattan
Conversation critical to Mideast peace
Unless Ambassador Susan Rice can pull off an Obama-driven miracle, it looks as though the Israeli Defense Force has its work cut out. The word from Syrian President Assad sounds ominous ... that Israel give up the Golan Heights and withdraw to the 1967 boundaries. On the other hand, the willingness of all parties concerned to talk is a hopeful sign. I believe President Obama is on the right track by using direct diplomacy in lieu of warlike threats.
Herb Stark, Massapequa
Police must spend time fighting crime
Re Transit crooks snatch phones, Jan. 27: I expect that crime will continue to rise since Commissioner Ray Kelly spends his time promoting himself as the counterterrorism czar rather than fighting crime. The 76 police cars racing around the city, lights flashing and sirens blaring, going nowhere, but supposed to scare off terrorists in a surge operation, could be better deployed fighting crime. But Im only a private citizen what do I know?
John Ost, Manhattan