Letter To President-Elect Barack Hussein Obama
President-Elect Barack Hussein Obama, II:
Peace be upon you!
This is in response to the following e-mail you sent me on November 5, 2008:
I'm about to head to Grant Park to talk to everyone gathered there, but I wanted to write to you first.
We just made history.
And I don't want you to forget how we did it.
You made history every single day during this campaign -- every day you knocked on doors, made a donation, or talked to your family, friends, and neighbors about why you believe it's time for change.
I want to thank all of you who gave your time, talent, and passion to this campaign.
We have a lot of work to do to get our country back on track, and I'll be in touch soon about what comes next.
But I want to be very clear about one thing...
All of this happened because of you.
Mr. President-Elect Barack,
I would like to congratulate you for becoming the President-Elect of the United States of America, and hope you start instantaneously making history.
Unlike the previous presidents, who mostly tackled the off beam problems and got little or no results, I perceive you as a genuine person who would like to bring harmony and tranquility to the entire globe. It is time to bring America back on track. It is time to promote family values and justice for all.
Bear in mind that the catchphrase of “It’s the Economy, Stupid” was used by President Clinton in his campaign against George H. W. Bush and won the White House. The catchphrase that will win the hearts and minds of the entire world will be “It’s Palestine, stupid”. Hence, I would like to offer you some suggestions about some required changes to our foreign policies so we can enjoy a peaceful and prosperous world:
Firstly, you need to recognize that providing the oppressed people of Palestine their land back will secure peace for all Arabs, including Muslims, Christians, and Jews. Remember what you believe in. Justice for all and if there is no justice, we expect no peace.
Secondly, remember that our foreign policies in supporting marionette and corrupted regimes around the globe and especially, in the Middle East have hurt our lead in supporting freedom and democracy. By supporting such regimes, which have caused major human rights abuses and have stolen the wealth of the people, made the entire world recognize that United States is indirectly responsible for the agonies and suffering of the people of the Middle East. I hope you work to change this image to a positive one.
Thirdly, as you will never agree to a Russian invasion of Chicago or Indianapolis or any other city or state, even if for instance, their cause was to help the middle class or the homeless, people around the globe will never approve or accept any foreign invasion of their lands, even if the cause was to promote freedom and democracy. Therefore, you have got to follow through with your promises to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq and the rest of the Arab lands.
Finally, if you plan to stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, you better simultaneously demand to dismantle Israel’s nuclear plant. This shows that America is fair and unbiased in the region.
Let it be known to you that resolving the Palestine issue will make the entire world prosper economically and peace will prevail.
I sincerely believe that you are not corrupted by lobbyists yet and hope you limit their influence and work day and night as you promised during the campaign to promote justice for all. It is up to you to take or leave my suggestions, but remember that Sarah Palin, who almost made it to the White House, did not know if Africa was a continent, I do.
Best of luck,
Jamal Naas, Member of the Democratic Party
Engineer & Human Rights Activist
November 9, 2008