A buddy of ours sent this and I thought you'd like it, too. He's a retired schoolteacher, President of the local School Board, and past Union Representative. He has a rather sharp mind and an acute view of politics, which his current work as enologist hasn't seemed to dull. He sent the original letter to the Iraqi Embassy, London, England. No reply yet.
To: The Iraqi Parliament
From: An American Citizen
If you follow the news, you must be aware of the difficulties my
country is experiencing. These are not your fault but, I believe
they will require some changes in our relationship. Let me
list a few of these problems.
* Gasoline and heating oil prices have increased dramatically.
* Many Americans have lost their jobs, their health insurance
and their homes to foreclosures.
* Our Federal Deficit has put us into debt so deep our grandchildren
will be paying it off.
* Some of our oldest financial institutions are on the verge of bankruptcy.
* The bailout of these institutions will cost American taxpayers about
$800 billion or about $2500 for every man, woman and child in the U.S.
This is all very depressing.
I have read that your country now has a surplus in the tens of billions of
dollars. Perhaps you could explain to my government how you accomplished
that.Your Parliament recently signed an agreement allowing the Chinese
to develop some of your oil fields. I assume they offered you a better deal
than we did.You also passed a resolution calling for a timetable for
withdrawal of American troops from Iraq. I would appreciate your sending
a copy of this to our elected officials.Considering all these items, I agree with you. It is time for us to go home.
We can no longer afford to spend $10 billion per month protecting you.
As the saying goes, "After a while, visitors like fish, start to smell bad."
When we finally depart, I think we need to bring home our military
equipment also. It is not that I don't trust you but, in Afghanistan, the
weapons we gave to the rebels to fight the Russians are now being used
against us. I hate when that happens.
In closing, if you need assistance in the future, please call upon your
Chinese friends. They have lots of money. We have been transferring it
to them through Walmart for years.
My best wishes for Peace and Prosperity.
Bruce K. Kimball
An American Citizen