Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The perfect candidate is a thing of dreams

The following letter was published on May 30, 2007 by
The Cape Cod Times
Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Many who voted in the 2006 elections across the country feel we are being taken for a ride by some of our leaders on both sides of the political spectrum.

We wonder how many others are screening their calls to avoid political fundraisers. We just don't feel we are getting what we voted for on the national stage, and the presidential hopefuls are not saying what we want to hear.

Just think if a well-spoken, brave, knowledgeable lawyer with impeccable credentials appeared on the political stage after the loss of a child in Iraq, with his hat among the presidential candidates on a platform to encourage impeachment proceedings against the Bush administration; online fundraising would skyrocket. If he promised to have the Bush administration go before a world court, the media would start asking the impeachment question, and the Maliki government would no longer be able to milk America's resources.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Presidential hopefuls owe us Iraq preview

The following letter was published on May 18, 2007 by
The Cape Cod Times
Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Many of us have been waiting for some type of special sneak preview from our politicians on how the war in Iraq should be turned around. The following is what most would like to hear:

Should we pull out of Iraq and go totally on the defense while creating thousands of Arab-speaking Americans to penetrate the enemy, or stay on the offense and continue to let the enemy turn our strength into a weakness? To deplete and unnerve our resources is the clear strategy of the enemy. Our strategy is to talk tough and ignore that an end is not in sight. To gain support internationally on the war on terror, the lines should be drawn in the psychology of our cause as well as the enemy.

Our presidential candidates should have the courage to show a preview of how the world would be better off if impeachment proceedings were started against the Bush administration.