Today, on September 10, 2014, I submitted the following letter on the above referenced thread of President Obama's official White House Facebook page.
Dear Mr. President,
Hopefully, this makes it to your desk.
I respectfully am going on the record for you to consider these ideas before your upcoming speech on the so called ISIS threat.
I don't think it would hurt, in fact it would be good, to avoid military intervention in the Middle East for the rest of your term. Bring our troops home, close bases. Stop funding rebels over there. That is how ISIS started, when we sent weapons and trainers into Syria, and trained and armed imported rebels, to destabilize Assad. As you know, ISIS has acquired our U.S. weapons. That's our fault. Continuing on this same path is not going to make things better.
We also should end all foreign aid, to everyone. Our country needs the money. We should not be borrowing from China when we are giving money away to other foreign countries. Furthermore, the dollar cannot endure more devaluation as we print money to give foreign aid and to pay back China.
Lastly, We also need to stop covertly and overtly overthrowing foreign leaders. This is why ISIS is thriving in Iraq. Saddam would never have allowed ISIS to advance. We are the reason/root cause recent events got this way in Iraq. We are not going to make things better. It's time to bring our weapons and vehicles home, so no thugs can gain access to it. With what we bring home, we can protect our own borders.
Let's get rid of the Department of Offense (pun intended), and begin to rebuild it back to a Department of Defense. Our interests on our soil should be first and foremost. Whoever says it's okay to go to war against a State player for American interests on someone else's soil, if they have not attacked us first on our soil, doesn't know which way is up. Whoever says it's okay to target what we deem as terrorists by our bombing of/on other peoples soil is also wrong, because the blowback of hitting civilians is far too great. We almost always do it. We, or our actions, create new potential so called terrorists every time we do this, and rarely do we reduce their actual numbers. More people hate us for every bomb we drop from a bomber or drone and kill their loved ones (innocent or not innocent). The CIA knows this. It's time trigger happy Americans get this into their minds too, perhaps we can begin do the right thing. Leading by example, taking care of our own country for a change, would be a great place to start.
I know I am just dreaming, Mr. President. And, to some this might even be blasphemy. However, as George Bernard Shaw was quoted: "All great truths begin as blasphemies."
I would hate it if we continue to be a menace overseas until the dollar collapses, kind of like how the Soviets were an occupying menace in Afghanistan until their currency collapsed. They had to leave, for they could not financially afford to be there. If the financial dominoes were to fall here at home, and the U.S. dollar begins it's slide, we will find ourselves in the same predicament as the USSR faced, unless we take the right actions now. Otherwise, we should be prepared for blowback on our own soil. Everyone knows there are terrorists lurking inside our country, who have crossed the Mexican border into our country. If we don't focus on ways to diffuse those people by ending our bombing campaigns, they will make good on their threats. We shouldn't be in this to save face, against terrorists. They have said, they will do something on our soil if we continue to bomb. The beheader said that the decapitation was (in retaliation) for our bombings. Why do we need to keep bombing? To antagonize the terrorists? The people who claim we have to stand up to the terrorists, by bombing more people are just continuing the cycle aimlessly. Though you were not the one who started it, and I am not blaming all of this on you, but there is a case to be made that possibly pre-emptive strikes like Shock & Awe were acts of terrorism, if you really want to get down to it. We don't exactly have clean hands. Now's your chance to wash our hands for all of us. Bring us home.