Cynthia McKinney: My Letter to the President and a Note about Lynne Stewart

Letter from Cynthia McKinney to Barack Obama found at On The Wilder Side:

This morning, I sent this letter to President Obama:

“Mr. President:

I are writing to urge you to announce an immediate cease-fire followed by a withdrawal of all US troops from Iraq and Afghanistan in the fastest way consistent with the safety of our forces.

I urge you to end the use of Predator drones that kill civilians.

I call upon you to cease all covert operations in Africa, Asia, and North and South America.

Too many of your military advisors are implicated in torture, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and crimes against the peace. Your Justice Department operates at the zenith of injustice, defending Bush Administration criminality in U.S. Courtrooms.

I wrote to you earlier suggesting that if you did not investigate the crimes of the Bush Administration, you would be viewed as their accessory. Sadly, war crimes and torture are now committed with your name on them.

Please bring our troops home now.

A peace demonstration is being organized for December 12, 2009 in Washington, D.C. The Emergency Anti-Escalation Rally, also known as the End US Wars Rally, is scheduled for 11am at Lafayette Park at the White House. I wholly endorse this rally and encourage all who can to participate in Washington, DC or to help a local peace organization committed to ending U.S. wars on that date.

For more information about the Washington, D.C. December 12, 2009 demonstration, please visit, currently under construction.

P.S. President Obama’s Department of Justice, unlike President Clinton’s that refused to even prosecute, just took Lynne Stewart to prison and is trying to extend her sentence from 28 months to 3O years. Please take a moment and write a letter of encouragement to Lynne Stewart, the people’s attorney, who is now Prisoner #53504-054 at MCC-NY. Her address is:

Lynne Stewart

150 Park Row
New York, NY 10007

7 thoughts on “Cynthia McKinney: My Letter to the President and a Note about Lynne Stewart

  1. Robert Milnes

    Another example of an out of power progressive begging an in power reactionary. Ironically, Obama got the nomination by duping progressives-Tom Hayden hold up your hand-into supporting him, mostly on his supposed anti-war positions. Obama stole the presidency from you, Cynthia!

  2. paulie Post author

    Obama didn’t steal the presidency. Unlike Mini-Bush, he actually was elected. If he hadn’t been, Hillary Clinton would have. It was not the Republicans’ year, as they confirmed by their throwaway nomination of a has-been in the early stages of senility at the top of their ticket, rounded out with a (largely unintentionally) comic neophyte underneath.

    Not that I like Obama; I would have voted for Cynthia over him, easily. I agree with everything she says here, although I don’t know anything about the Lynne Stewart case and she does not explain it here, so I don’t know about that…but everything else, I’d sign myself.

  3. Robert Milnes

    It depends on how you define “steal”. If to obtain by misrepresentation, he stole it from the real progressives. The Supreme Court ruling that gave GWB the presidency was a different kind of steal.

  4. Robert Milnes

    Lynne Stewart case. Complicated. Ideally any defendant should have any attorney they want. But reality…I wrote about such matters after my experience in federal court. IMO in order to have a fair trial a defendant should be represented by oneself with assistance or by a compatible attorney-one with whom the defendant shares a lot in common, esp. in political cases. in order to be a true representative, advocate, champion. It looks like to me she had little compatibility-in common-with these defendants & they got her involved in their manipulation. She shot herself in the foot.

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