To The Daily Sun,
Has the president who won the Nobel Peace Prize nurtured peace? Or, is he, the president who promised to end war, instead become the president of never-ending war?
USA has been at war continuously since, at least, 1995. The infrastructure of U.S. Government security failed in national security protection, resulting, eventually, in the 9/11 attacks, primitive attack efforts, which by all security protocols, should have been "nipped in the bud."
Had U.S. government seen properly to its constitutional responsibilities toward vigorous common national defense, instead of wasting precious national resources of blood, treasure and energy on ineffectiveness and foreign adventures, 09.11.01, wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, etc., all the costs and suffering incurred would have been avoided.
Where now are the architects of the resulting failed disastrous policies? Cutting brush in Texas? Hunting quail with friends?
The U.S. bumbling subsequent misguided attacks and interventions in the Middle East created nothing but chaos and death — and an interminable waste of life, blood and treasure. All this created a disastrous mess for U.S., which now we must deal with, for years numbered unknown into the future. The U.S. drew other nations into this vortex as well, and they suffer also.
U.S. citizens will have to pay for this humanitarian and financial mess, for all our future. We are in a dump.
Now, in 2015, the U.S. is involved in war, war, and more war. Many nations involved, no end in sight.
The last thing that officials in Washington will do is to blame themselves. Instead, blame the Boogieman.
Don't look to establishment, self-interested and invested, major political parties or government beneficiaries to resolve the mess. They are for themselves. Let us open up a dialogue, in the Jeffersonian tradition, of what we all citizens can do.
God save us from yet another Bush vs. Clinton establishment presidential election. Haven't these people done enough?
Let us step up and say that U.S. is not for sale. (And of course, if we fund all these foreign adventures, the U.S. hasn't the money, and we will have to borrow it, principally from China.)
Please be in touch, in the Public Square.
Meanwhile, what happened to Peace Prize Obama, the peacemaker? Mr. Nobel, who endowed the Peace Prize, must be sad.
Michael Harris, Ph.D.
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