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Monday, July 17, 2006

Letter to Ms. Clinton

Senator Clinton,

I am writing to implore you to have the courage to condemn the murderous policies being carried out by the Israeli Defence Forces in Lebanon and Palestine.

It is well known throughout the world (as evidenced by the recent Security Council Veto of a Resolution calling for Israel to cease its use of "disproportionate" force) that Israel is able to continue enacting such policies strictly due to American support.

While the actions of Hezbollah and Hamas were also condemnable, for an ally of America (with american full support, at least from the government) to react in kind, and in fact to a greater extent with a ratio of 150 to 4 of civilian casualties to actual Suspected Militants killed, is for us to stoop so low as to be as bad as the terrorists themselves.

If your fear is to alienate Jewish voters, I would implore you to consider the fact that being Jewish and supporting Israeli attacks on Lebanon are not necessarily the same thing, much the same as being American and supporting the Iraq war are not the same thing.

You should also note that our military forces are stretched thin already, and the situation is deteriorating to such an extent (and threatening to soon include Syria and Iran) that American intervention might soon be necessary. We cannot afford yet another war.

While many Americans are being kept ignorant as to the number of civilians slaughtered in this conflict, I implore you, for the sake of doing what is Right, take action on this important issue. In 4 days 150 civilians have died, how many will it be in another week? Or two?

I thank you kindly for your time and consideration in listening to my opinion. I look forward to hearing your position on the matter.


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