Veterans for Peace Sends Obama the Kind of Letter He Needs to Get
VETERANS FOR PEACE
December 3, 2010
Dear President Obama,
A week ago, I wrote you on this same subject but since I've not yet
received a reply either personal or automated, I felt I should try again.
As president of Veterans For Peace (VFP), a national organization of
military veterans, I want to convey to you our serious opposition to
your administration's policy of ongoing wars, proxy wars, occupations
and drone strikes in
Your policies are taking innocent lives, causing untold, lifelong
suffering, rapidly destroying our economy, our environment, and
ultimately making all of us considerably less safe.
Since there are no logical reasons rooted in human or planetary
betterment for these policies, we are left to conclude what is logical
sadly become the global
VFP has voiced our opposition to these wars at every national
demonstration and with countless local actions, letters, faxes, emails
and phone calls.
We requested a meeting with you shortly after your inauguration, to no
avail. We are now requesting another meeting. And since we have tried
all the above many times over, this is what we now propose.
If, within 10 days from now, we do not hear a positive response to our
request for a meeting, we are prepared to bring a large delegation of
our members to
person to the White House to meet with you or until we are dragged away
in full view of our nation and the world -- military veterans, carrying
their nation's flag, seeking a meeting with their president in the
season of Peace.
Like the bonus marchers of the 1930's, we demand our bonus be paid. The
bonus for our service and the many sacrifices of our comrades is peace.
In this season of Peace I remain
Most sincerely yours,
Mike Ferner, National President
Veterans For Peace
Exposing the true costs of war and militarism since 1985.