After reading "We Live in a Very Dangerous World" [September 1-8], Kenneth T. Walsh's excellent interview of John McCain, I am convinced more than ever that Barack Obama is a far less risky choice to be our next commander in chief. The implication that only McCain is qualified to rescue us from the "very dangerous world"—his words—simply repeats the mantra of the preceding eight years: "Be afraid...be very afraid."
Duncan B. MacLaren
Fieldbrook , Calif. While we all are appreciative of Senator McCain's military experience and saddened by his POW torture, we cannot allow that to overshadow what he has or has not done in his 26 years in Congress; indeed, what we fear of him in the Oval Office.