First written 8/22/06)
Dear President Bush: you won’t win the hearts and minds of American citizens with hollow and manipulative rhetoric. We’re not so stupid we can’t see that it’s just words, words, words, a whole lot of empty spin. And you don’t win the hearts and minds of people in other countries by using force. You win hearts and minds at home and abroad by doing useful and helpful deeds. It’s not what you say that people care about, it’s what you do that counts.