[CLW] What Does Cheney Want: War with Iran!
Dear james m,
Take Action! Urge your Senators to kill legislation that could lead
to a war with Iran!
The Senate has just voted 76 - 22 for a controversial and dangerous
amendment that could provoke war with Iran.
Sens John Kyl (R-AZ) and Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) offered an amendment
that could unleash President Bush to use military force against
Iranians in Iraq - and could easily set off a wider Middle East war.
Just what Vice President Cheney wants.
While Kyl and Lieberman eliminated the most provocative sections of
the amendment that would have authorized force against Iran - thanks
in part to pressure generated by Council for a Livable World - the
amendment still is like throwing more gasoline into a highly
Please write your Senators to thank those 22 Senators who voted
against the amendment and criticize the 76 who voted "aye."
While the Kyl-Lieberman amendment was toned down, it still could
easily lead to a tit-for-tat escalation resulting in military
confrontation between the U.S. and Iran.
Council for a Livable World opposes Iran's nuclear weapons
acquisition and objects to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's
Rather than escalating tensions, the U.S. should pursue smart, tough-
minded dialogue and diplomacy.
It is important that you write your Senators today and tell them to
push diplomacy rather than provocation.
John Isaacs and Guy Stevens
P.S. Click here to find out how your Senators voted on the Kyl-
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