Dear Mr. President


Congratulations, but stop the killing!

Dear President Obama,

     This being my first letter to you on this blog, I  congratulate you with all my heart on becoming President of our really fine country.    You’ve done good things so far.  You’ve stopped torture; you’ve set out to close Guantánamo; you named excellent envoys in George Mitchell and Richard Holbrooke.   But now I must ask you something.  This is what I wrote in the website www.whitehouse.gov:
     Are you going to continue the irresponsible unmanned bombing missions over Pakistan?   I just read that today we killed 10 people.   We said we had killed 5 “insurgents”.   That leaves 5 non-insurgents, right?  Please do something to stop the killing.

Sincerely, VNV

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Invading Pakistan
December 2, 2008, 7:43 pm
Filed under: Afghanistan, Bush, news, Pakistan, peace, politics, U.S.A., war | Tags: , , ,
Dear Mr. President,
     Since we attacked Afghanistan because it was harboring terrorists, what’s to stop India from invading Pakistan for the same reason?  After all, for the past few weeks, we have been commiting what used to be considered acts of war against Pakistan ourselves, killing many civilians there with our clever little drones.   Don’t you think India will feel that’s the least it can do?   You have always wanted us to be an example to the world.   Well, the proof of the pudding…
 
Inquiringly, VNV


Mess of Potage
Dear Mr. President,
    I just read today’s Press Briefing.  What a bleak bunch of news!  The Disaster Relief Fund is being depleted.  There are fears we may not have enough money to help our own people through these miseries!  And the Red Cross is having to borrow money to assist people in disasters right now in the U.S.
    Meanwhile, the Taliban is taking over whole towns and villages.  Pakistan and Afghanistan are at logger heads.  Maltreated Guantanamo prisoners have apparently been hidden away when the Red Cross came to check on them.  And your disapproval rating is the worst since disapproval ratings were measured.
    Well, I should think it would be!  You’ve traded our inheritance for a mess of potage (or Mess o’ potamia), Mr. President.  There’s nothing left!
 
Sincerely, VNV