"Dear Mr. President" is meant to envision the U.S.
President(s) who ... viewer admires most ... Nor is it about the
political aspects, but about what a leader of the USA did ...
thinking of what was best to safeguard America and fellow
citizens against future attacks and the difficult decisions to
send troops in harm's way.
And while every President must deal with political consequences, it should never impact decisions that weakens America's ability to protect and react against national security issues ... like Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and George W. Bush had to face daily during their tenures after devastating, deadly attacks to our beloved USA homeland.
Then there is all that President Abraham Lincoln had to deal
with during the civil war!
My youngest son was
serving in the Marine Corps when the attacks on September 11,
2001 occurred ... and served in Iraq during 2003. Presidential decisions
become even more important when they impact a family member, who
is ordered into harm's way ... even if ... it is willingly done with
extreme pride and resolve.