In this open letter to President Obama I am asking the president to speak from the Oval Office on Wednesday and announce that the United States of America has declared war on Islamic extremists who have vowed to continue committing acts of global terrorism.
The president needs to announce the appointment of a supreme allied commander to conduct this global war on terror. He must be a near unanimous choice of senators and representatives of Congress.
I would also propose that the supreme allied commander be given wide authority in conducting the war, and that he be given the benefit of a special war council made up of esteemed retired military generals.
History has proven that U.S. leadership has been essential in bringing together major peace-loving nations during times of global strife.
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We must plead that President Obama will provide that leadership now.