Mr. Tim Goeglein
Deputy Director of the Office of Public Liaison
The White House
Washington, DC 20502

Dear Mr. Goeglein:

Can you explain why Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is fired for doing his job, but State Department official Karen Hughes remains in her position even while she defends another official, Alberto Fernandez, for going on Al-Jazeera and denouncing U.S. policy in Iraq as stupid and arrogant? And could you also explain why Fernandez has been honored with the State Department’s Edward R. Murrow award for “excellence” in the conduct of public diplomacy? Would you bring these matters to the attention of the President before Hughes inflicts more damage on the U.S. image and reputation in the world?