Wednesday, June 30, 2004

An Open Letter to Senator John Kerry

Senator Kerry, how is sending one more troop to Iraq going to make The United States of America Safer?

What is the death of one more human being in Iraq derived from conflict involving The United States of America, in concert or not in concert with NATO or any other coalition, going to accomplish?

Will the perpetuation of the savagery in Iraq that was begun by the administration of George W. Bush eliminate the impassioned desire of the people who inhabit the nations of The Middle East to own their land? Are not those people indigenous to the land whose resources The United States of America has for years considered itself entitled to?

I dare say that the longer the savagery continues, with or without the aid of whatever we call a coalition, the more determined and united the people of those lands will become. That determination will continue to manifest itself as what we call terrorism. It will continue to manifest itself as what the indigenous peoples of North America would like to have done to Europeans some 500 years ago.

First and foremost, Senator Kerry, bring the troops home now. Let the inhabitants of those lands decide among themselves how they will govern their lands. We will never have control over that, try as we may. It may be bloody. It may be uncivilized. Many crimes against humanity may be committed, as are committed today in Saudi Arabia, Egypt or Palestine. But it will be theirs and it will be.

Secondly, as long as American global corporations are in partnership with corrupt Middle Eastern governments to control the lands of The Middle East, then use those same troops, those 130,000 troops, along with the 40,000 you want to add, to stand shoulder to shoulder to guard all borders, north, south, east and west, of The United States of America. As long as the wealthiest Americans must have a hand in controlling resources that are not ours, then we must protect the innocent American citizens against terrorist attacks. Using troops here at home and using troops to guard our embassies is the best way to protect innocent Americans against terrorist attacks.

However, Senator Kerry, we must never forget why terrorists are terrorists.

Thirdly, let the nations of NATO and the rest of the world protect themselves however they deem appropriate. The United States of America is a sovereign nation in and of itself. It owns no other nation and, therefore, has no authority over any other nation.

If any of our allies is, without cause, truly aggressively and preemptively attacked by a nation state, we should, by all means, come to its aid in all manner, including military, if necessary.

If any of our allies is attacked by a rogue organization such as al Quaida, we should offer that nation humanitarian aid, if necessary, but there should be no reason nor excuse to send American citizens to any nation state for the purpose of killing and dieing.

The money that is being wasted in the destruction of life and infrastructure in Iraq should be redirected, once the national budget is fairly distributed in such a way that it takes care of the needs of the citizens of The United States of America. A large portion of that budget should be put toward intensely, urgently and, without delay, perfecting a clean and alternate energy source so that we can give the people of The Middle East their land back. This, Senator Kerry, will go the furthest toward winning the “war on terror”.

Finally, Senator Kerry, you should admit to the American people that there is and can never be a “war on terror”. “Terror” is not an object, animate nor inanimate. You should admit that it is a nonsensical phrase that is now utilized to keep people in the grip of fear and in support of war, the most unthinkable relationship human beings can have with one another.

Senator Kerry, how is sending one more troop to Iraq going to make The United States of America Safer?

It isn’t.

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