Monday, December 3, 2012

Open Letter to President Barack Obama

I am writing to you tonight to call for an end to Drone Strikes in Pakistan and Yemen.

I am a United States Citizen, a husband and father of two, a worker and taxpayer. As a citizen of this great nation, I find the endless death and destruction wrought upon the civilians of these countries, especially their children - as well as the humanitarian catastrophes in Iraq and Afghanistan - morally reprehensible.

Mr. President, where is freedom for these people, these living, breathing human beings ,when they must live in constant fear of death from above?

What good could be done with the funds freed up by ending this outrageous assault? Here in America, our roads are crumbling, our schools are a mess, nearly 15 percent of our workforce either is unemployed, underemployed or has given up.

I voted for you in 2008. But this year I did not vote. When you first ran for President, your platform primarily differentiated you from your predecessor, George Walker Bush.

Mr. President, how can a voter such as myself, who opposes war, continue to support your foreign policy when it continues and intensifies so many of the practices of your predecessor?

I reiterate: please end your program of Drone Strikes in Pakistan and Yemen.


James Wesley Nichols

Sent via the White House website 12/03/2012 with a request for a response