Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Who's the Boss?

(click the headline for the story)

Via Reuters, I learned today that Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has decided that he will let the US know when we can start removing our troops (because I suppose he is in charge of the US military now?). As an unelected Average No One, I provide this response.

Dear Sir,
Thank you for your concern about our American troops who have secured your freedom and defended your country from Islamic fundamentalists who would otherwise destroy you in order to destroy the United States and it's allies. While I am all for my US government responsibly withdrawing our US troops from your country, I regret to inform you that you are not in control of the US military and are not authorized to decide if, and when, our US soldiers should stay or go, thus making your recommendation for a timetable of withdrawal null and void.

At this point in time, the US military, through the US government, through the US tax payers, are in charge of our nation's armed services and our soldiers will continue to serve the United States well in your awful country, known as Iraq, until such time as We The People decide to bring our men and women home, which will hopefully be soon. Upon our departure, on our timetable, we intend to break all ties with your government and provide no military resources to you or your country and you will become a sovereign, independent nation responsible for securing your own nation. Please do not cry to us for aid as no funds will be available either.

Thank you again for your show of concern for our armed forces and we will certainly let you know when We The People have developed our timetable to withdraw our troops; if it is in the best interests of the American taxpayers to even let you know that our withdrawal is pending.

-- James P. Hogan
American Taxpayer From Long Branch NJ, USA

Update 3:52PM: Washington Post has a slightly better article.

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