John-McCain

Dear Senator McCain,

I voted for you in 2008. And today, I deeply regret that vote.

Have you ready anything Iran prints in their own newspapers? Have you heard any Putin speech to his own people in the last 3 years? Are you unaware of the ideology and non-western thinking that drives our enemies like al Qaeda? Are you aware of the measures the Israeli’s are currently taking to protect their citizens from the impending conflict? And if this information is available to an informed citizen like me, it’s also available to someone like you…. And I’m fairly confident that all your special “Classified” information doesn’t say anything much different, even if it might have more details or raw information.

The way I see it, the war in Syria is stacking up a little something like this:

US – Saudi Arabia – Syrian Rebels (al Qaeda groups, unrelated 3rd parties, and some Syrian Citizens)

Vs.  Russia – Iran – The Syrian Government

And those are just the major players. It’s not about Assad. It’s not even about the chemical weapons attack, which by the way, daily looks more and more likely it was NOT the Syrian government. (Doesn’t that undermine the entire basis for military strikes?) In fact, there aren’t even important US interests at stake here, but plenty for us to lose. The entangling alliances now lined up around what was the Syrian civil war has the potential to devolve into a world war that will make World War I look like a playground fist fight. Stay out! Keep the United States away!

So, please, Senator, give the country your best service yet. First, stop calling yourself a Conservative. You don’t represent me or anyone I know who are actual conservatives. And second, step down from public office. Because from where I vote, you and those around you appear so blinded by money and power and too many years of public “service” to see what’s plainly visible to those of us out here in the real world outside Washington DC.

The US isn’t strong enough anymore–militarily or economically–to go against a coalition that includes Russia, Iran, and most likely, Chinese resources. The American people can see this plainly. Don’t you think our enemies know this?

Sincerely,

An Iowan Voter

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