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ARE YOU SURE?

December 2, 2009

Dear Mr. President,

Are you sure?

I applaud you for not concerning yourself with politics in making your decision. I will not however, commend you for taking time to consider every possible option. It’s part of your job description. This is why I voted for you. I wanted pragmatic, discerning leadership in the White House.

But are you sure?

 

I watched the young cadets as they watched you. It is possible some may be lost in battle because of your decision. It is possible one of these faces could someday belong to Malia or Sasha. I know you understand this. As you embraced these cadets after your address, I couldn’t help but wonder how soon their wide-eyed youthful faces would be forever hardened and pre-maturely aged by the horrific experiences of war.

So, are you sure?

I trust you are implementing this plan with knowledge that far exceeds my own. I am but a distant observer; knowing only what I hear and read – and what history teaches. I believe you have information of the region’s extremely volatile nuclear situation that neither can be, nor should be shared publically. I “hear” you when you say this is not like previous conflicts.

But are you sure?

Your eyes revealed more than your words as you addressed our nation and the world last night. I saw great concern, not about your decision, but about unknown consequences. You displayed “heaviness of heart’ through your facial expressions. This tells me you did not come to your conclusions with ease.

 

 

So, if you’re sure, I’m with you.

I will set aside my personal ideology.

Sincerely,

www.MichaelKontras.com

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4 comments

  1. I guarantee you all he’s sure of are that the other choices were worse.

    Great entry…


    • Thanks for the response.

      As I watched him give what had to be his most painful address to date, I was thankful and saddened at the same time.

      I just can’t imagine anyone wanting that job.

      😦


  2. Nice writing – my feelings exactly but I could not have put into words like that. and by the way – good thing you don’t want the job – for lots of reasons!


    • Choosing music as a vocation for 40 years was enough of a shock for my very conservative family.

      Can you imagine if I ran for public office – as a progressive candidate?

      Holy Crap!

      🙂



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