Stop War on Iran.org – 2006-10-11 00:20:13
ACTION ALERT: Stop the War on Iran before it Starts!
Stop War on Iran.org
Letter to President Bush,
Vice President Cheney,
Secretary of State Rice,
Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld,
UN Secretary-General Annan,
Congressional Leaders and media representatives:
It is with grave concern that I observe the growing threat of a new US war — this time against the people of Iran.
The media is filled with reports of an alleged nuclear threat posed by Iran and the assumed need for the US to take military action. These reports recall the “Weapons of Mass Destruction” stories issued in the months leading up to the war on Iraq.
In the lead up to the illegal invasion of Iraq, the Bush Administration asserted that Iraq possessed massive stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction and that it was capable of launching an attack — nuclear, chemical and biological — on the US within 45 minutes.
President Bush said that the US had to attack immediately, and could not “wait for the final proof —the smoking gun —that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud.” We all know now that this propaganda campaign was a complete fabrication created to justify a war of aggression.
Now we see reports that are all too similar being made to justify military action against the people of Iran. Taking Iran to the UN Security Council is a prelude for unilateral action. Just as in the case of Iraq, none of the claims made by the US government stand up to unbiased scrutiny. Iran has submitted to the most intrusive and humiliating inspections, above and beyond what is required by Nuclear Weapons Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). None of the inspections have found any evidence that Iran is developing a nuclear weapons program.
There is only one government that has used nuclear weapons against civilian populations, and that same nation has the largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction on the planet. Most dangerous and incredible it is at this very moment developing a new generation of tactical nuclear weapons that it intends to use, not merely to threaten. That country is, of course, the United States. Shouldn’t any real discussion of the dangers of nuclear weapons include the weapons stockpiled by the Pentagon and the history of US aggression and interventions?
Iran has suffered greatly at the hands of the US We recall the US overthrew the democratically elected government of Dr. M. Mossadegh and returned the Shah to the Peacock Throne — ‘the proudest achievement of the CIA’. For 25 years the Shah ruled Iran with an iron fist for the benefit of US oil corporations before the people of Iran, in the millions, overthrew his tyranny at a terrible cost in lives. For the past 27 years US sanctions have impeded Iran’s right to development and brought great suffering to the people.
It is essential that all voices opposed to the devastation of a new war in the Middle East speak out now. I urge an immediate end to Washington’s campaign of sanctions, hostility, and falsehood against the people of Iran. I oppose any new US aggression against Iran. We need funds for human needs, not endless war for empire.
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The Honorable William Thomas, CA — 22CA
The Honorable Maxine Waters, CA — 35CA
The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, CA — 8CA
The Honorable Barbara Lee, CA — 9CA
Del. Eleanor Norton, DC — 1DC
Cynthia A. McKinney, GA — 4, Decatur, GA
The Honorable John Lewis, GA — 5GA
The Honorable J. Hastert, IL — 14IL
The Honorable Jesse Jackson, IL — 2IL
The Honorable John Conyers, MI — 14MI
The Honorable Charles Rangel, NY — 15NY
The Honorable John Boehner, OH — 8OH
The Honorable Ted Stevens, AK
The Honorable John McCain, AZ
The Honorable Joseph Biden, DE
The Honorable Daniel Inouye , HI
The Honorable Barack Obama, IL
The Honorable John Kerry (MA)
The Honorable Thad Cochran (MS)
The Honorable Harry Reid (NV)
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton, Chappaqua, NY
The Honorable Bill Frist, TN
The Honorable Robert Byrd (WV)
Governor George E. Pataki
Fax: (518) 474-1513
The Honorable Barbara Lee (CA — 9CA)
The Honorable Dianne Feinstein (CA)
The Honorable Barbara Boxer (CA)
President George W. Bush
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Hon. Kofi Annan, Secretary General
United Nations Headquarters
First Avenue at 46th Street
New York,NY 10017
Hon. Condoleezza Rice Secretary of State
Department of State
2201 C Street NW
Fax: (202) 647-2283
Vice President Dick Cheney
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President & CEO David J. Lesar Haliburton Company
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Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld
1000 Defense Pentagon
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