It's all a matter of perspective.

Friday, October 04, 2002

Striesand Public Policy Institute
5670 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036
October 4, 2002


President Busch
1600 Pennsylvania Ave
Washington, DC 20502

Attention: Karl Rove; Leo McGarry, Richard Cheney

Dear Sir:

Subject: War with Iraq

Sir, I refer to you as President Busch only out of respect to the office. You know and I know that you stole your position from my dear friend Al Gore through the dubious use of an evil conservative Supreme Court. You know and I know that you lost the popular vote, and only got the votes you did because of your family’s beer empire wealth. As Shakespeare said, “If you see the son of a rich man doing something you don’t like, that is because he is a dirty, selfish, money-grubbing punk. I should know, for I am Othello.” Besides that, Busch is not a very tasty beverage.

But I must now speak to you regarding an issue much more important, an area that I am an expert in. I must speak of a matter that I have spent years studying and all night thinking about. That is of course, War with Iraq.

Don’t do it. It is that simple. Someone might get hurt. I hate that. Plus it would be expensive. We could be using all of that money to buy poor homeless single mothers a television. They have poor people in Iraq also, Mr. Busch. I know that means nothing to you because you have a history of hating the poor and minorities. Iraq is, after all a nation of minorities. I recently found out that almost all of the population of Iraq is made up of Arab-Americans.

Now about this Saddam Hussein character, let me tell you that I don’t think he is as bad as you make him out to be. I mean, how could he be? He is a person just like me and you. He has feelings and family that love him. As Norman Mailer once wrote, “If you cut him, will he not bleed? And I should know, for I am Hitler.”

Now I do not like Saddam’s mustache any more than the next beautiful and talented singer and actress does, but is that any reason to hate? I think not, Mr. Busch. I mean, Rosie O’Donnell has a similar mustache, but she is a harmless, humorous, lesbian. (A valid and wonderful lifestyle choice I might add.) Perhaps instead of trying to kill him, we should let Saddam host the Grammy Awards. Then maybe we could foster some understanding. I would gladly accept a much deserved lifetime-achievement award from him. Don’t hate, congratulate. Or as the great Jewish writer, Moses once wrote, “L'Chiam! Sie haut gevain a courva in de momma' s bouch! Shainera menchen haut me gelicht in drert! Oy! Mazeltov! And I should know, for I am tired and my ankles are a little sore.”

To sum up, Mr. Busch: You are not my president. Your family’s beer is watered down and tastes like piss. Don’t hate, congratulate. Mustached lesbian dictators are people too. I am right. You are wrong. I quoted a lot of famous people to prove my point. Shlemiel and Shlemazel.


Barbra Streisand
Sr. Policy Advisor
Striesand Public Policy Institute

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