Dear President Obama,
I am still a big supporter & thrilled that you are President. However, your Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech sounded like a more eloquent version of a speech George Bush could have given.
I know that you never made any illusions about your belief that some wars are necessary, but the Nobel Prize occasion should have been an opportunity to express a bigger vision of what’s possible in human relations. We CAN change the world, but it takes people in power, such as yourself, to help change the way nations solve problems.
I would like to see a departure from the business as usual foreign policies of the last generation. I am looking for a glimmer of hope that we can have the courage to put aside war, no matter how justified the cause. In the end, war itself is never a justifiable tool to achieve just means.
I am very disappointed and frustrated. So, while I continue to support you and wish you well, I have to say that my enthusiasm has been dampened.
This is your time in history, Mr. President. We are on the brink of a possible new and enlightened age in human relations. But without inspired leadership, we will topple back into the deep abyss of violence begetting more violence – a cycle of depravation, vengeance and revenge that threatens to crush the limitless potential of our species.