Barack Obama
Obama standing with his arms folded and smiling
44th President of the United States
In office January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017
Vice President Joe Biden
Preceded by George W. Bush
Succeeded by Donald Trump
United States Senator from Illinois
In office January 3, 2005 – November 16, 2008
Preceded by Peter Fitzgerald
Succeeded by Roland Burris
Member of the Illinois Senate from the 13th district
In office January 8, 1997 – November 4, 2004
Preceded by Alice Palmer
Succeeded by Kwame Raoul
Personal details
Born Barack Hussein Obama II(1961-08-04) August 4, 1961 (age 55)Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Michelle Robinson (m. 1992)
  • Malia
  • Sasha
Relatives See Family of Barack Obama
Awards Nobel Peace Prize (2009)Profile in Courage Award (2017)

Boots On The Ground

Dear Mr. President,

When watching the news, I am saddened every morning. I was born in 1944; I love my country: grew up learning patriotic songs, such as, "God Bless America", "Over There", etc. Which brings me to the purpose of this letter. I feel that we should move a lot quicker, and put "boots on the ground". I am sick of the senseless beheadings and the threats that are everywhere in the media from this twisted group;which is our enemy.

I never get involved with politics, except for voting. But I am "voting" today to get boots on the ground, now.

The ISIS situation is out of control...and we have the power and might to rid us of this group. It is like a surreal movie, that could only be made in Hollywood.

I spent most of my life being nice to people. I would rather be playing with my pets, than writing this letter.

In closing, please do what I ask, so I can get stop watching the newscasters, which are driving me crazy.

Sincerely, Eileen Shannon

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