unclesam-thumb.jpg (This message will probably never reach the President of the United States, and the only people who might be reading this are those who have somehow wandered on to this site. But who knows? He might be googling for something and find himself here, like you have. If I had sent him a letter instead, it would probably never go beyond the secretary’s desk. He must receive thousands of letters. So, here my message is).

Who am I to tell a First World Power what it should have done and what it has to do?

I have managed a company with 200 people under me and some of my best criticisms and suggestions came from employees in non-management functions. So here I am, one of the little people and I would like to suggest, Mr. President, a thing or two to help you in your job, and make this world not only a better place to live, but also make the international community have a better regard for the United States.

The single most compelling issue that you must change is America’s foreign policy. Your imperialistic stance towards the world makes the United States the object of contempt and hatred. Your national interests abroad is so closely tied to your financial interests–and this must change.

You must dismantle the agency in charge of so-called protecting your economic interests abroad. I am not telling you to get rid of the Central Intelligence Agency. I am saying that you must abolish the department in charge of covert operations related to “protecting” your national interests abroad. You must redefine America’s national interests.

Related to this, I would like to ask: Does Israel own the American government? Why America’s gung-ho support of Israel and its attack on the Palestinian people who just so happen to have lived in their own country for centuries?

Israel conveniently does not recognise Palestine, and the entire Arab world does not recognise Israel’s right to exist. But because Israel has strong friends in high places, and because of this support, Israel considers this a nod for their wanton land grabbing and killing of Palestinians.

This must be a two-way relationship. It can only be that. So my question is: In what way does Israel own your government? Jewish political lobbies must be paying quite a bit of money to have the United States on their side.

And finally and more importantly, leave responsibilities of détente with the United Nations. Your arrogance is despised by the civilised world. But if you are too blind to see that, then I suppose this admonition falls on deaf ears.

updates:

Pro-Israel Lobby on Capitol Hill
Israel’s true power lies with Jewish lobby in U.S.

Israel lobby: The power behind the throne: Since about 1975, but especially over the last decade, critics have claimed that Israel, via pro-Israel lobby groups such as the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA), the American Enterprise Institute, and numerous other lobby groups, asserts disproportionate influence on US foreign policy.

Because of its lobbying expertise and its ability to direct huge campaign donations, AIPAC has become “a de facto agent of a foreign government that has a stranglehold on Congress,” asserted mainstream US history professors John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt recently, “with the result that US policy towards Israel is not debated there.” Mearsheimer and Walt’s article appeared in a March 2006 issue of the London Review of Books, after the Atlantic Monthly refused to run it. The authors said they doubted any large US magazine would run the article. The question of the pro-Israel lobby’s impact in Washington DC is strictly off limits in the mainstream press.