Every news channel and reporter has made a report about Obama and his first 100 days. So it is only right that I follow on from my open letter too.
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17 May 2009
Dear Mr Obama,
You are doing a sterling job, currently no real enemies in the world, only fresh friendly links you have made. I wish you another 100 days of peace and hopefully prosperity for the economy. I am thinking that throughout history, only you have taken such a hard job to solve so many of Americas problems. The economy, the unemployment situation, the repossessions of homes, the corruption in US banking and financial systems, the over-payment of bonuses to failing bosses and the new threat of a flu pandemic. If you get through this in one piece I will be surprised, but I, and we, as Obama followers, have a faith in you. In times of need, there is always someone who is followed.
Now, I am not religious whatsoever, so i don't don't follow people thinking they'll lead me to a star, but what I do, is put my atheist faith in someone who can lead us somewhere better. Since the US are the big guns on the block, it's you guys I am following. And I hope that this time you don't screw it up like the other contingency - mentioioning no names of course.
You have hope behind you, and going back to a childish sentence, but quite adult like that I used to use between friends -"Limitations are a Disease of the Mind!" You can make everything happen, it just requires committment which I am sure you have. Don't be sidelined by some background suits. You have every opportunity to get the heart of the American economy pumping again, as well as keep the peace in the world and also create openings for not so forthcoming leaders to come to the table for talks. We all know America rocks (even if we don't want to say so) and we all know the leader of that country is a powerful dude in all that happens in the world. Anyone else who thinks otherwise is a a prized dufous. Good luck with all your policies! You are doing good! You don't need me to tell you this, especially a Brit. All the same, I have never met you but I can spot a bad man when I see one, and you are not a bad man. Go forth and sort this shitty world out, if it means Kyoto agreements, some kind of peace with Iran and North Korea and pushing Israel to a two state solution, then so be it.
In Europe we don't understand your closeness to Israel, a country far far away from yourselves. Israel has a right to exist and so does Palestine. Do your best! Solve Israel/Palestine problems and solve a mutitude of problems.
Good luck for the next 100 days.
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