Correcting a rather serious misquote

Editor:
    I am writing in response to the letter written by Adrian DeLoche and published in your newspaper on Dec. 31, 2015. In his letter, Mr. DeLoche made a serious misquote. According to DeLoche, Barack Obama stated on page 261 in his book The Audacity of Hope, “I will stand with the Muslims, should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”
    This is a misquote; it is not accurate. While re-reading page 261 of The Audacity of Hope, I found the following in the last sentence of the first paragraph: “…I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” Mr. Obama states “them,” not “Muslims.”

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