It’s a Slippery Slope to War

Congress May Endorse Acts of War Against Iran: Help Stop This – Ask Your Representative to Oppose H. Con. Res. 362

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Published on just foreign policy, by an Action Alert received by mail on 23/06/2008.

Dear Supporter of a Just Foreign Policy, The US House of Representatives is considering a new resolution1 that would effectively demand a blockade against Iran – an act that would be widely seen as an act of war and would invite Iranian retaliation.

Over the last three weeks, 77 House Democrats and 92 Republicans have agreed to cosponsor this resolution, but we think many do not realize its dangerous implications. Can you ask your Representative to oppose this dangerous step toward war with Iran?

This resolution demands that President Bush “initiate an international effort” to impose a land, sea, and air blockade on Iran to prevent it from importing gasoline and to inspect all cargo entering or leaving Iran. Such a blockade imposed without United Nations authority (which the resolution does not call for) would be seen as an act of war.

Congressional sources say the House could vote on the resolution, H.Con.Res. 362, as early as this week.

Congressional leaders seem to have assumed that there would be little opposition to this punitive measure against Iran, and they have put it on a fast track to passage. But due to the threat of war, many organizations and reasonable Members of Congress are working overtime to stop this bill.

Please join us by asking your Representative to oppose this dangerous path that could lead directly to war with Iran.

Thanks for all you do for a just foreign policy and to keep us out of war with Iran, Chelsea Mozen, Robert Naiman, Megan Iorio, and Patrick McElwee, of Just Foreign Policy (Homepage).

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