Friday, June 02, 2006

Bush to Meet with Congo President about Upcoming U.S. Invasion

Dear President Bush,

I noted one topic for your upcoming meeting with President Denis Sassou-Nguesso of Congo is the upcoming U.S. invasion of his country. As you are consistent in your application of principles, it is critical American troops invade the Congo to stem the huge loss of life from a prolonged insurgency. Since 1998 over 4 million people have been killed as a result of their simmering conflict.

While they may not have weapons of mass destruction they do meet post Iraq War criteria #2, to end the enormous human death toll of innocents. That the country is a democracy makes the situation even more puzzling, as you note “democracies do not war”. If that holds up, why have 4 million people died in war in Congo in less than a decade? Write me back after your meeting with the highlights, especially the invasion date.

P.S. The planned invasion of Congo is fiction in much the same way as our post war rationalization for invading Iraq. However, the American president will meet with his Congolese counterpart and high on the agenda is the human toll of 200,000 over three years in nearby Sudan. White House Press Secretary Tony Snow made no mention of the 20 times larger toll in Congo or if that will be a topic of discussion.

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