Copy of a letter to the President, Virginia’s two Senators, and Representative Rob Whitman.
The Honorable Barack Obama
President of the United States
The White House
Washington, District of Columbia
Dear Mr. President:
Given the recent events in Paris it is clear that DAISH is an clear and present danger to the peace and stability of the world.
The civilized world can no longer stand by and allow DAISH to terrorize the peoples of the Middle East and the world through violence and intimidation.
I would urge you to immediately form a coalition of willing partners, to include the Russian Republic, to conduct sustained military against DAISH.
You should immediately address the Congress of the United States and ask for a Declaration of War. DAISH is more than a terrorist group; it is a transnational terror group that has all the attributes of a nation state and therefore a Declaration of War is right and proper and will fully establish the seriousness of our purpose.
Along with the Declaration you should immediately mobilize the Reserve Components of the Armed Forces of the United States, ask Congress for a 3 to 5 percent surtax on income to pay for the war.
I remain, with kindest regards,
Henry J. Foresman, Jr.
Senator Tim Kaine
Senator Mark Warner
Representative Rob Whittman