Thursday, October 18, 2007

U.S. moves closer to war with Iran

Letter to the Editor in today's Democrat and Chronicle.

U.S. moves closer to war with Iran

The United States recently approved a $30 billion military aid package to Israel which, combined with the Lieberman-Kyl amendment, has moved the U.S. closer to war with Iran.

The Lieberman-Kyl amendment, passed on Sept. 26 with strong bipartisan support, designates Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps as a "foreign terrorist organization," making the Iran military a target in President Bush's war on terror.

After failing to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, President Bush seems poised to repeat history. He has yet to produce hard evidence to the world community to support U.S. claims that Iran is assisting Shi'ite militias in Iraq and plans to produce nuclear weapons for an attack on Western nations.

With increased world tensions and a loss of credibility, we cannot allow bipartisan support to continue for another war. Many prominent Democrats have refused to take an attack on Iran off the table. This could be the third bipartisan military disaster in the Middle East since 9/11.

The Green Party remains the only major national party committed to peace at home and abroad.


The writer is co-chairman, Green Party of the United States.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Democrats are either Republicans in disquise or they are spineless. If the situation in the mideast becomes even worse they are as much to blame as the Republicans