Trump is barreling toward war with Iran. Congress must act to stop him.

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Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) and Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) write in a Washington Post op-ed:

Sixteen years after the American invasion of Iraq, we are again barreling toward unnecessary conflict in [Iran] based on faulty and misleading logic [..] We must not repeat the mistakes of the past, and Congress must act urgently to ensure that. [..] That’s why we plan to soon re-introduce draft legislation by a bipartisan group of senators that would restrict any funds from being spent on an unconstitutional attack on Iran.

From their op-ed:

  • Our Prevention of Unconstitutional War with Iran Act would rebuke Iran while affirming congressional war powers and preventing the president from dragging us into another needless conflict. Unless we demand that Congress act immediately and decisively to block the president’s path to war, we will be doomed to repeat the mistakes of our past.

  • The Trump administration has been attempting to create a strong link between al-Qaeda and Iran– based on vague suggestions but no hard evidence. There is speculation that administration officials are considering striking Iranian territory or its proxies, using the al-Qaeda narrative to claim legal authority for military action under the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force — the same authorization used to launch the Afghanistan war, now in its 18th year.

 

  • While Iran is no innocent actor, the Trump administration’s policies and pronouncements have only increased tensions in the region. Ever since President Trump churlishly withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal, the president has engaged in saber-rattling rhetoric meant to accelerate hostility. Today, the United States stands alone in breach of the agreement, bullying friends and foes alike with threats and sanctions. The lasting damage to our global standing has left us isolated with little opportunity to lead.

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12 COMMENTS

  1. What a load of Bullshit. If you are going to write a story about a war with Iran, examine the facts. 1) We have zero to gain. 2) Trump is so disinterested in Iran from a military standpoint, he has recalled the majority of our navy from the region. 3) They are not a threat to us, Isis has been dismantled and Israel could wipe Iran off the global map by themselves if they wanted to but Trump wouldn’t allow it. 4) We are not in conflict with 90% of the Iranian people and hope to help them survive to their own version of a peaceful democracy. 5) The conflict with the leaders of Iran is simply one of ideology and compromise is essential. The Mullahs seem to have more interest in getting even with the Kazarian ghosts in their past and have supplemented christian civilization as their present day enemy. Read My Lips – Trump has no interest in creating a war with Iran. Even if he did, it would be over in a day. He is not interested in their oil or geography but does hold hope for the citizens of the country and their potential.

    • In a conventional war, Iran curbstomps Israel, they could loose more than the entire population of Israel and still win. Iran is a really mountainous country with the population of a France, making hard to keep control of, Israel would never be able to occupy it.

      Israel would have to go nuclear to beat Iran. If Iran still has those icbm warheads the bought in the 90’s from the Ukraine, one of those alone could take out all of Israel.

      Israel will of course drag us into it.

  2. There is nothing like a war to get the dumbed down public away from thinking about Israel Lover Liar Trump’s improper and/or illegal secret activities and guarantee an undeserved second term. Americans are the biggest fools on planet Earth and deserve their plight. As others above have noted, Israel did 9/11/01. They are the country we should turn to ashes with one shot, not Iran.
    https://ehpg.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/israel_did_911.pdf

  3. That’s a switch! WaPo actually trying to prevent a war! Last time they were cheer leading us into Afghanistan then Iraq then Libya then Syria after the false flag attack on the WTC aka 9/11.

    Honestly if Trump tries to pull this off I hope he’s taken out by a Military Junta followed by shooting or hanging any many Israel First Traitors they can get their hands on and chasing those who run back to Israel.

    The fact is that Iran has never attacked us. Israel has! Time those bastards pay for the USS Liberty and 9/11.

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