Hal Pepinsky, firstname.lastname@example.org, pepinsky.blogspot.com
July 20, 2010
Secretary Clinton, what are you thinking? You think that by throwing money at Pakistanis, they will love us? You think that by pressing Pakistani military to kill more Pakistanis at our behest that Pakistanis will be grateful? You think that by a more visible presence in Afghanistan you are legitimizing a government rather than making it more apparent that they are collaborators with present and former would-be colonizers, notably NATO?
I don’t know whom to be mad at for this insanity. You and my president are escalating enmity toward us and toward those we call our friends, especially among those we try to bribe and bully into compliance. That is sick--Vietnam compounded. I long for the day when my national government will practice twelve steps and repent of our addiction to knowing what others need to do for the greater human good. Only then will I feel that you have made our people safer. Let’s face it, before all others, we ourselves are sick. Love and peace--hal