Correspondence with the White House

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CORRESPONDENCE
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Date: Wed, 25 Sep 2002 01:00:16 -0400
To: president@whitehouse.gov, vice.president@whitehouse.gov
From: aloe@rev.net
Subject: An offer too attractive to refuse
Cc: Sen. John Warner <senator@warner.senate.gov>, Sen. George Allen <senator@allen.senate.gov>, Rep. Virgil Goode <rep.goode@mail.house.gov>
Bcc: Meredith Richards <campaign@nexet.net>, Nasty Spandau <nancyspannaus@spannausforsenate.com>

Greetings:

Please make the following offer to Saddam Hussein: if he restores civil rights, destroys his weapons of terror and mass destruction, and then steps down in favor of elected leadership, George W. Bush and Dick Cheney will do likewise.

War is a failure of the political process. Any politician who chooses war admits failure.

Peace,


Date: Thu, 04 Oct 2001 22:00:13 -0400
To: President@whitehouse.gov, Vice.President@whitehouse.gov
From: aloe@rev.net
Subject: Ignore panhandling airlines

Dear Sirs:

I understand that airlines are begging for fifteen billion dollars from the U.S. Treasury.

Aren't these the same airlines whose waste of fuel on the most inefficient means of transportation in common use gave Osama Bin Laden enormous wealth? Aren't these are the same airlines whose lax security allowed their planes to be highjacked on the morning of September 11, resulting in the deaths of seven thousand people? Aren't these the same airlines that cannot figure out how to protect civil rights to their passengers? What gall they have trying to get money from the public without even providing tickets!

Unlike Arabian princes and oil tycoons, most Americans work hard to pay their taxes. None of it should be used to reward a failing industry for the mistakes it has made.

Why not use the money to provide better railroads, as suggested by Andy Rooney?


Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 00:10:49 -0400
To: President@whitehouse.gov, Vice.President@whitehouse.gov
From: aloe@rev.net
Subject: Fate of nations that harbor terrorism

Dear Sirs:

According to Bob Simon of CBS News, the current strategy is to make no distinction between terrorists and nations that harbor terrorism. Simon also points out that one of these nations is the United States.

Does that mean that revenge will be exacted against the people of the United States? All 300,000,000 of us? All 60,000,000 in France? All 4,000,000 in Ireland? I don't know what we could possible have done to deserve such treatment.

Please don't devastate our nation or any other. That would be genocide.

The CIA trained the terrorists without our knowledge. Please confine the punishment to people like them, people who actually deserve to pay for what they've done.


Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 00:39:34 -0400
To: President@whitehouse.gov, Vice.President@whitehouse.gov
From: aloe@rev.net

Dear Sirs:

Based on various reports, I understand that the US government has already paid $132 million to Afghanistan to alter their theology to prohibit the cultivation of opium poppies.

Why not pay them to turn over terrorists? Why not pay them to provide women and Hindus civil rights? Why not buy protection for ancient Buddhist statues?

If the desired result can be obtained with money, why buy it with blood? I don't want a tax refund. I want peace.


Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 23:58:56 -0400
To: President@whitehouse.gov, Vice.President@whitehouse.gov
From: aloe@rev.net
Subject: Prayer for peace

Dir Sirs:

Today is a national day of prayer. A prayer, of course, is a petition or entreaty.

Therefore, my prayer, petition, and entreaty to the government is for justice, truth, and peace.

There has been an eloquent appeal from the Dalai Lama, which I need not reproduce here. His words are worth reading more than once. I cannot improve on them, so I won't try. My communication will be a bit more blunt.

This crisis provides an opportunity to unite the world community in a united effort to eliminate violence. We have the sympathy of most of the world this week. If we act with dignity and restraint, reaching out to people abroad to make the world a safer place to live, there will be cooperation. Great changes can be formulated and accomplished. Sociopaths can be removed from official and unofficial positions of power. There can be an end to dismemberment of children in Sierra Leone, mistreatment of women in Somalia and elsewhere, brutal dictatorship in China, 'ethnic cleansing' and other crimes against humanity.

On the other hand, if the USA handles this matter as sloppily and irresponsibly as it handled the massacres in Vietnam, Scott Streicher's disappearance, the abandonment of Kurdish allies, the theft of Africa's medicine on the pretext of fighting chemical weapons, the use of its donations to Israel, and the protection of the Pentagon from attack, it will disgust the same people abroad who are now sending condolences.

Politicians can choose to repeat the mistakes of the past, but millions of Americans will not. Past barriers to communication have been eliminated. Whatever course of action is chosen, the results will be made clear to the public, probably well before the next election.

Make a choice we can all live with. Please adhere to Exodus 20:13 as strictly as I do.


THE WHITE HOUSE

WASHINGTON




February 6, 1997


Dear _________

On behalf of the President, let me thank you for your recent letter recommending that the President appoint Thomas Hylton, Madison Marye, Carolyn McCarthy, Barbara Mikulski or Ralph Nader for the position of Secretary of Transportation.

As you know, the President has announced his selection for Secretary of Transportation as well as for the entire Cabinet for his second term. Please know that the choices facing the President were difficult ones and we appreciated your input on this important decision. We hope that you share our pride in the President's Cabinet.

We welcome your suggestions in the future regarding appointments. We thank you for your support and look forward to working together with you on issues important to you in the months and years ahead.

Sincerely,
Bob J. Nash
Assistant to the President
and Director of Presidential Personnel

THE WHITE HOUSE

WASHINGTON




February 5, 1997


Dear _________

On behalf of the President, let me thank you for your recent letter recommending that the President appoint Lani Guinier, Ralph Nader or Gerry Spence for the position of Attorney General.

As you know, the President has announced his selection for Attorney General as well as for the entire Cabinet for his second term. Please know that the choices facing the President were difficult ones and we appreciated your input on this important decision. We hope that you share our pride in the President's Cabinet.

We welcome your suggestions in the future regarding appointments. We thank you for your support and look forward to working together with you on issues important to you in the months and years ahead.

Sincerely,
Bob J. Nash
Assistant to the President
and Director of Presidential Personnel

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