Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Not again!

An awful lot of Congresscritters think dragging the United States into another Middle East war would be just yummy. Or so their attempt to prevent meaningful talks with Iran about reducing tensions would suggest. WarTimes explains succinctly:
According to the latest count from MoveOn, pro-war senators are just eight co-sponsors shy of having enough votes to override a promised presidential veto of their dangerous new Iran sanctions legislation. If that bill becomes law -- perhaps even if it passes Congress without enough votes to over-ride a veto -- it will torpedo the delicate negotiations between the U.S. and Iran.
Fortunately, the Obama administration seems rather proud of its cautious initiative in the direction of peace. And it is pushing back against the war hawks.
"It's not clear why any member of Congress would support a bill that possibly closes the door on diplomacy and makes it more likely that the United States will have to choose between military options or allowing Iran's nuclear program to proceed," said Bernadette Meehan, a spokeswoman for the National Security Council.
There's little doubt that the people of the United States have had enough of faraway wars for obscure purposes that do nothing for our well-being and security. War opponents are not just coastal liberals. Check out this from Oklahoma City's Red Dirt Report:
Members of Americans Against the Next War (AANW) in downtown Oklahoma City urge their Senators Coburn and Imhofe not to push for Iran sanctions while talks continue. Liz Burleson photo.
Senators from both parties need to hear from their constituents. Here's a handy petition.

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