Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Dear Mr. President,

July 20, 2011

I was just reading about your efforts to make our presence in Iraq permanent. This is a hugely bad idea and you can believe that the cement heads in the Pentagon and State are pushing their own interests over those of the nation. Some may say that after 8 years the Iraqi security forces still need training. If this is so, they can spend some of their oil money to hire Blackwater or one of the other private mercenary armies to do so. You have a whole lot of nation building to do in your own country, you can't afford to waste US lives and treasure halfway around the world. This would also be a good time to end your shitty little war in Afghanistan. All the same reasons for leaving Iraq apply to Afghanistan. The alternative would be to return your Nobel Peace Prize because you failed to work for peace.

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