In recent weeks, the President has quietly initiated a series of talks on plans for Iran with a few key senators and members of Congress, including at least one Democrat. A senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, who did not take part in the meetings but has discussed their content with his colleagues, told me that there had been "no formal briefings," because "they're reluctant to brief the minority. They're doing the Senate, somewhat selectively."
The House member said that no one in the meetings "is really objecting" to the talk of war. "The people they're briefing are the same ones who led the charge on Iraq. At most, questions are raised: How are you going to hit all the sites at once? How are you going to get deep enough?" (Iran is building facilities underground.) "There's no pressure from Congress" not to take military action, the House member added. "The only political pressure is from the guys who want to do it." Speaking of President Bush, the House member said, "The most worrisome thing is that this guy has a messianic vision."
The peace movement has to get cracking on this. Truly, George Bush is obviously out of control and he and the neocons need to be stopped.
We will make Camp Casey, Easter, next week all about not invading Iran.
It should be so simple: GeorgeCo lied through their collective asses about Iraq and now they are doing so about Iran. I don't have to convince you all that this would be a major disaster and could lead to World War (insert your number here) and it would be an enormous disaster for the people of Iran, Iraq, and for our troops in harm's way there.
We at Gold Star Families for Peace would like to put out a full page add highlighting the lies that got us into the mess we are already in and call for collective action. First of all, pounding our Congress people to oppose this huge mistake. Secondly, we need a walk out day that would dwarf the immigration protests.
We must convince America to act on this horrible impending disaster.
We need money for the ad, also.
Let's go, this one can be stopped.
Love and peace soon,