Mr. President, you will lose your sleep about the decision you have made. You already had confessed about it because if not, you would not have said the opposite. Yes, you will. You ordered a killing. Not the US (What an arrogance, really. To disseminate his personal responsibility over the whole population of the country- that is worthy of Louis the XIVth with his "I am the state'), neither that Navy Seal- you. You did it and that will haunt you at night. It would be wise to acknowledge that. Lincoln did. He took the responsibility for the war and expressed remorse together with perseverance. But when told that the dead would have voted for him, he replied (and here is Honest Abe in all his glory), " No, they would have voted against." Mr. President why didn't you express at least a human remorse about the death as it was? Whom did you want to please this time? I saw your face when you watched that TV and you certainly did not seem happy at all ( BTW, why did you have to watch it? Who told you to? Who told you to drag other people with you? What was a political pressure that even Hillary was to be there and after that she had to explain herself for a truly human gesture?) Mr. President, why did you humiliate yourself?
I can understand when a person in power exercises a controversial or even immoral decision. There are numerous examples. But it is for the first time as far as I know the person in power wants to play it both ways- he wants to take a responsibility and also avoid it by disseminating and playing down. The true leader does what he has to do or what he thinks he has to do but he does not command the rejoice and he is not afraid to say that the deed was dirty. It was dirty, Mr. President; you did a dirty job. Maybe for those who told you or for those whom you wanted to please or for those whom you don't like but have to follow, but you did a dirty job and you should acknowledge that; many rulers did the same thing in the past. They all lost their sleep, sorry, even the worst ones we know about. Your lack of education backfired, Mr. President. It continues to backfire again and again. What will be the consequences of that morbid rejoice we witnessed? You said you did it for us. We shall see.
I would like to speculate also about another aspect. History does not like the witnesses of the dirty deeds. Mr. President, you might face a perspective of becoming a politically inconvenient person. Those masters of yours, those whom you have been so eager to please, they know the drill. They know that after the time passes and the dust settles you will be remembered as the one who "did not lose the sleep about it.' That will be quoted, remembered, used by those other powerful people who deal with them. You may become a political liability in their eyes. No matter where you go and what you do from now on the shadow of those killed will follow you whether you want it or not. Of course, there were many like that before you, as I have mentioned, but you were the first one who openly gloated about it in a democratic environment. I question your wisdom, Mr. President and your political practices. I guess in the discussions you held the political advantages for you were one of the strongest arguments for the action. I would argue that it was a wrong perception. The horror from an open execution is not a driver anymore- it is a spiritual brake. Many people will think about it again and again, examine their heads, so to speak, and that uneasiness will not play in your favor at all. The execution of the Duke of Engyienne haunted Napoleon I up to his last years in exile and Napoleon was not a person who would avoid responsibility. But it was a blunder, a real blunder and he thought about it again and again.. Maybe you should think about it, Mr. President if you had not thought yet of drones you have sent and wars you have escalated. Maybe it is the time for some soul-searching. I know, Harry Truman sanctioned the nuclear bombardment and that decision is still being debated here. But 66 years had passed and if we still rejoice the way we do now, won't it tell you that there's something fundamentally wrong with our perceptions? Tell you what; maybe you will not lose your sleep about it. But I certainly had lost it after I read your interview because you broke my heart. Not for the first time, I must admit.
Mr. President in your book "The Audacity of Hope' you claimed to love this country. I daresay I love it too. It is a tough statement because there is no such thing as an unconditional love. But I love it and that love tells me to be careful in judgments, to check my perceptions again and again, to examine my head before telling others to do the same, to cut the slack and let it go sometimes. It also tells me that the only way to exhibit this love is to believe in myself and make my opinion heard or that may be too late. This country stands like a rock on the people's opinions -- E Pluribus Unum. So I examined my head and my message is this: it wasn't worth it to do what you did. It wasn't wise. You please, think about it.
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