Mr. Wilkes’ response to my recent letter begins with an oleaginous politeness, thanking me for my “thoughtful letter,” and then goes on to totally (and I do mean, totally) distort what I wrote and what I believe (“Providing cover,” Letters, May 27). To remind readers, I wrote to protest his claim that President Obama is “weak.” I have no idea why, in this letter, Mr. Wilkes brings up stoning women in foreign countries? Or why he brings up the bombing in Spain as a response to my comment that everywhere I went in northern Spain last September, people were very complimentary of President Obama. I’m sure in my rhetoric class in college I learned the name of this type of argument where you bring up totally unrelated points, accuse your opponent of making them, and then go on to argue against them. I’ve forgotten the name of such an attack but my sense of logic holds. Mr. Wilkes, get a grip.