To: Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com
I read your tweet that appeared in a story, in today’s Huffington Post where you placed demands on South Carolina’s government to remove the Confederate Flag from the state capitol’s grounds. See below…
Marc Benioff @Benioff
I agree @MittRomney: Take down the #ConfederateFlag at the SC Capitol. To many, it is a symbol of racial hatred. Remove to honor victims.
2:54 PM – 20 Jun 2015
As a southerner from Alabama and a thinking man, what’s the difference in flying the Confederate Flag with its history and pledging allegiance to the American Flag after invading Iraq, which resulted in 500,000 dead Iraqis, in just the first four years? The U.S. has invaded countries and has installed its own dictators all over the world even in democratically-elected countries like Iran (1950’s) and in central America. Iraq and Syria continues to pay for the sins of our intervention in that region as we sit impotent. Please explain why you choose to turn a blind eye to the ruthless actions of our very own government? Should we attribute the horrendous murder rate in Chicago to — the American flag? Sounds silly, doesn’t it?
9 American deaths vs. 500,000 Iraqi deaths, where was the outcry for them? I never heard it.
Benioff, Marc tweet, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/20/marc-benioff-confederate-flag_n_7628902.html
Iraq Death Toll Reaches 500,000 Since Start Of U.S.-Led Invasion, New Study Says, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/15/iraq-death-toll_n_4102855.html
Wikipedia — Casualties of the Iraq War, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casualties_of_the_Iraq_War