To the office of Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta,
Greetings sir. First off allow me to thank you for your service to this country and the decisions you make on a daily basis to keep us safe and protect our shores. The job is trying and the stakes are high, and in these times, I imagine you are an incredibly busy man. Still, busy as you are, I feel as a concerned citizen, as a Patriot, I must bring my grievances to your attention. It hurts my heart to say this, but I believe you dropped the ball in not getting behind The Avengers.
S.H.I.E.L.D does not accurately portray the military? They saved the city of New York from destruction, banded together against all odds, and stayed true to what was in their best interests. Advanced weaponry, advanced protocol for emergency situations, bad ass agents who take names whilst kicking ass? Lt. Steve Rodgers would be one to argue that this is just what America is about.
So there was a secret organization Nick Fury communicated with and you couldn't decipher what it was? Shadows do not hide America good sir, for these colors don't run, and in the cultural melting pot our country is accents don't account for much either. As an Italian-American Mr. Panetta, I believe you can attest that the sound of your voice is not what makes you an American. The bottom line is the council, while their intentions were sometimes clouded by circumstance (as most decisions are), the council worked in our best interest.
While you may be one to disagree, I personally would take comfort knowing we have an organization like S.H.I.E.L.D. working on the down low protecting us from life threatening otherworldly invaders. If I may be so bold, I might go further to say this country would do well having an Avengers initiative. With ample Gamma radiation, billionaire playboys, and shows like Top Shot, I think we could make it happen. Stay strong Pentagon, and remember first and foremost...these colors don't run.
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