I'm writing this post in English in the hopes that someone will pass the message to the US Embassy, and specifically its very socially active Ambassador Deborah Jones.
Your Excellency... Kuwait's National Independence Day and Liberation Day fall on February 25 and 26 respectively. I understand that your embassy is hosting a reception to commemorate these events on March 10, 2010.
It is already bad enough - and deeply insulting to the Kuwaiti people - that our entire government choses to "skip town" every year during our national holidays instead of staying in Kuwait to commemorate with official events and celebrations, leaving the streets to be overrun by hordes of foam-spraying hyenas. We certainly don't need the US Embassy encouraging this shameful practice and legitimizing it further by holding its own celebration of Kuwait's independence and liberation almost 2 weeks after their official dates; an irony, considering the huge role the USA played in Kuwait's liberation from the Iraqi occupation.
Since it is too late to do anything about it now, and invitations have already been sent out, we'll let it slide this year but please - PLEASE! - reconsider for next year. And since our government will most likely be AWOL next Independence and Liberation Days, how about taking the initiative and celebrating your own contribution to our liberation by hosting a big party on February 26 2011 complete with fireworks, barbecues and rock bands.... you know, like the 4th of July?!