Tuesday, June 24, 2008

House Resolution 362 to Provoke Iran War

The US House is close to voting on Resolution 362 to confront Iran with a military blockade in the Strait of Hormuz. The story has received little mainstream attention (CBS News reported on the Resolution on June 24).

The Senate version, Resolution 580, is also in the works. The sponsor of the Senate Resolution is Democrat Evan Bayh. So much for Democrats being anti-war. Although the Resolutions do not authorize use of force, they put Iran and US troops in positions where conflict appears more likely. Just Foreign Policy has a site where you can send an email protest to your representative.


[Update: Seymour Hersch's article about spending on US covert ops in Iran appeared in the New Yorker, June 30th]


1 comment:

thinking dove said...

Trying to stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon is wrong.

Why would anyone want to oppose Nuclear Proliferation?

Not only is it a violation of another nation's right to develop.

It is also futile. Technology spreads. It is a historical fact.
This is not something to fear. This is progress.

Mutually assured destruction kept the peace between the United States and the Soviet Union for decades. Mutally assured destruction makes war obsolete. It creates peace by making war

Just imagine how much safer and peaceful our world will be once everyone who wants an atomic bomb has one.