Former Malaysian PM tells Obama to end US’’s caveman attitudeJanuary 2nd, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Jan.2 (ANI): Former Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad has written an open letter to incoming US President Barack Obama, asking him to abandon his caveman attitude.
The former prime minister listed his 2009 wish list in his weblog on New Year’’s Day, appealing to the incoming Obama administration to end war.
“I welcome your promise of change. Certainly your country, the United States of America, needs a lot of changes,” the New Strait Times quoted Mohammad, as saying.
He alleged the US was too fond of taking lives in order to achieve its objectives.
“You call it war, but today’’s wars are not about professional soldiers fighting and killing each other. It is about killing people, ordinary innocent people by the hundreds of thousands. War is primitive, the caveman’’s way of dealing with a problem. Stop your arms build-up and plans for future wars,” Mohammad said.
He also urged Washington to stop applying sanctions against countries which could not do the same against it.
Democracy, he said, might work for the US but it did not always work for other countries. (ANI)
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