Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Letter to President Obama
I voted for President Barack Obama who ran as the peace President. If I wanted a War President I would have voted for John McCain. I voted for a change from our ways of the past where we do not fight our way to peace. President Obama brought so much new international good will to the White House that is being squandered. It is the system that needs reform before our leaders will be able to lead us correctly. Today the life long high-level government bureaucrats have far too much influence over our elected officials including the President of the United States. Especially the people in high-level Federal government and military intelligence have a disproportional of influence over our policies and military actions.
Sending thirty thousand more American troops into Afghanistan seven years after the initial invasion-occupation is a recipe for disaster. After spending over a trillion dollars on two wars of choice (Afghanistan-Iraq) over the last seven years. President Obama ups the stakes in Afghanistan taking our nation the wrong way. There is no way for foreign conventional military forces to fight a war of ideology in another people’s land and win without wiping out the population. I was hoping that President Obama being the man he is, was going to stand up to the military industrial complex and take us away from the cycle of perpetual war. Bringing a better balance to the way Washington reactions to problems, conflicts and disagreements between nations. Our adversaries do not have to become our enemies of war if we use more diplomacy and carrots and less of the military big sticks.
Today we have grave concern at home in our nation that need to be addressed and corrected before we will be in the position to help anyone else. The lack of balance in our nations spending, trade and borrowing has weaken our national security and has put us at odds with the rest of the world. President Obama please stand-up against those conservatives that vote yea on war without raising any concern about cost and are the first to vote nay on any healthcare reform because we can’t afford it. Do not compromise your principles and values with the same leaders who have been taking our nation down the wrong road for so many years. There is no way to peace. Peace is the way. Health care should be a human right and to own a gun should be a privilege that is regulated.