One of the most important characteristics of a leader is his ability to fast decisions, even difficult decisions; also his ability to be able to reverse earlier bad decisions without remorse or frustration. For criticism, including self criticism, in addition to the acceptance of logical conclusions and the reversal of wrong decisions, bestows upon a leader elements of humanity and a depth of experience and maturity.
The American invasion of Iraq has resulted in huge material losses and a great number of casualties among the innocent including women, children and older Arab folks. Also among the military of the allied forces, as soldiers have paid with their lives in a crazy war without understanding the reasons behind it and thus become the equal of the innocent and steadfast people of Iraq. This massacre of the innocents shall continue, and the destruction shall worsen if you persevere in your mistaken and sinful decisions.
Mr. , the lessons of history have taught us that Iraq can only be governed by its people whose strength emanates from the soil and ancient civilisation of their country, from the Tigris and the Euphrates and their centuries old traditions and future aspirations. Iraq was never governed by proxy, or by mandated, imported and appointed leaders. Iraq has always rebelled against forceful humiliation. In order to govern in Iraq, certain conditions must prevail including exceptional capabilities; there is no better evidence of this than the experience of Al Hajjaj bin Yousuf and centuries after him Abdul Karim Kassem and lately Saddam Hussein. These men have their names inscribed in Iraqi history for good or evil. However the newfangled leadership now being imposed on the country will have no influence on events in Iraq. This country is an important component of Arab and Muslim civilisation and shall forcefully resist any artificial leadership that does not belong to or embrace Arabism.
Mr. , your position as of the United States of America makes of you the most powerful man on the face of the Earth. You have the power to control events on land, at sea and even in space. From this powerful position, I strongly believe that you possess the courage to admit to your errors, and thus avoid further losses among American and Allied troops, and refrain from the further massacre of innocent Iraqi civilians. Such a decision shall be an historic one, the decision of a brave God fearing man. It will not be considered cowardly or shameful.
An historic leader must have the courage to admit to his mistakes. That would be to his credit and not to his detriment. Such an act would be received with gratitude and respect from people around the world. It will be the beginning of an era of understanding and affection between people in other countries and the good natured people of America who were held in high regard prior to your policies of aggression around the world and the war in Iraq.
Mr may I advise you to admit and accept the obvious. It is not permissible to alienate, deny or continue your aggression against an important and fundamental segment of the people of Iraq; I mean by these the Arabs of Iraq. For governance is part experience and part the legacy gained over through decades in power. The Arabs of Iraq have always been and shall remain the back bone of any future government of that country. The act of allowing the country to revert to its traditional rule shall make the land of the Tigris and Euphrates the most peaceful and stable country on Earth. It is a courageous and exceptional step dictated by conditions in Iraq and shall be the prelude for a natural and peaceful relationship between your people and the people of Iraq. (I find myself forced by the imminent sectarian divisions in Iraq to clarify that though I do not differentiate between the branches of Islam, I have to call political and historical facts by their true name).
Mr. , you might not, for your own personal reasons, agree with my thesis, but again I strongly advise that you commit to a resolution of the conflict. If you wish for this resolution to be true, permanent, and enforceable, then the agreement must be signed with the Arab Nationalists of the country. They are the people with the deepest roots in the beloved land of Iraq. These are the people who can be traced back to the era of the fist Caliphs. That kind of agreement shall in no way preclude or impinge upon the rights of other minorities in the country for the nature of Arab Nationalism is all encompassing and can hold within it the hopes and aspirations of all the people of Iraq. My advice is given freely and with no other aim except my sincere desire to save the steadfast people of Iraq and the coalition soldiers dying in vain.
In conclusion may I add that the history and culture of Iraq, in addition to its important geographical location deserve your serious consideration and vision? The current delusion has resulted in the fabrication of symbols of power and the appointment of dummies who have neither the knowledge nor the historical ties to govern Iraq and who discriminate against its people and attempt to destroy the true identity of the country.