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A speech like this letter from our president would exemplify the reason why so many Americans voted for Mr.Obama. This is what we thought he would say, this is how we thought he would treat Afghanistan, not turn around and send thousands more troops there.

A speech from the president with the points listed in this letter would tell the American people that he meant what he said while on the campaign trail and that he intended to uphold those promises.

It appears that in the short time that Mr. Obama has been president, he has totally changed his politics, that he has become part of the Washington establishment instead of changing it as he once proposed doing.