Dear Mr. President:
I believe you are off to a tremendous start in what will be a historic presidency. You are faced with tremendous challenges to help the nation recover from the previous president's Olympic-sized screwups.
Can you please do me one small favor, however? Please do NOT refer to Operation Iraqi Cluster**** as a "war." It has not been a "war" now for almost six years. To call it a "war" only legitimizes the abuses of the Bush years. You have no war to win or lose, only a disastrously botched occupation to leave behind as efficiently as possible.