Progressive Democrats of America – 2012-06-19 13:07:59
Have You Heard the Drums of War?
It’s astonishing, but even after wars of choice cost us dearly and ravaged the nations of Iraq and Afghanistan, the warmongers want more. They’re running ads calling for more war. More destruction. More wasted lives and wasted resources. It’s up to us to stand up for peace and diplomacy!
We understand that President Obama is reluctant to use military force against Iran. The same can’t be said for many in Congress–Democrats and Republicans alike–who are agitating for a counterproductive, aggressive posture. Diplomacy must have the full support of our government as well as sufficient time to resolve the complex issues involved. The alternative–another rush to war–is unwise and unacceptable.
Remind your elected officials that Iran is at the negotiating table to discuss its nuclear program. The next stage of these negotiations will take place in Moscow early next week. Warmongers know this, but want the peace talks to fall apart. They are trying to pressure the Administration and Congress to rush headlong into another war.
Oppose War with Iran!
Stand up for Peace against the Drumbeat for War
Tell the President, your Senators and your Representative we want diplomacy, not war with Iran! Remind your elected officials that Iran is at the negotiating table to discuss its nuclear program. Negotiations are taking place in Moscow this week. Warmongers know this, but want the peace talks to fall apart. They are trying to pressure the Administration and Congress to rush headlong into another war.
Tell your Senators to sponsor and support legislation calling for diplomacy with Iran, not another rush to war. Tell your Representative to cosponsor H.R. 4173, the “Prevent Iran from Acquiring Nuclear Weapons and Stop War Through Diplomacy Act” which would “direct the President of the United States to appoint a high-level United States representative or special envoy for Iran for the purpose of ensuring that the United States pursues all diplomatic avenues to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, to avoid a war with Iran, and for other purposes.”
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