LETTER TO CHRISTOPHER SHAYS ON HIS RECENT TRIP TO THE MIDDLE EAST

September 12, 2008

Dear Mr. Shays:

I am honestly disappointed with the conclusions you have reached after your trip to the Middle East. I do believe your trip was probably not necessary.

You yourself have admitted that the US occupation of Iraq was about oil. I heard you say that in a televised exchange between you and Charlie Rangel.

We Americans were not informed that the Republican administration was on a conquest for oil. The Bush administration attempted to justify the Iraq invasion and occupation on an entirely different set of pretexts, which turned out to be unfounded, fabricated and/or misleading.

How long do you think people will put up with such a government? I suggest you look at your watch, and check the seconds hand.

Otherwise, Mr. Shays, I would like to thank you for keeping us informed, which is more than many representatives do for their constituents. I hope you and your family are well, and I wish you success in your peaceful endeavors.

Kindest regards,

Peter Duveen

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