President Trump’s march to war with Iran just kicked into high gear. Its about Israel’s fear that Iran might get Nuclear Weapons. OK for them to have though!)
In 2018, the administration’s steps toward war with Iran were unmistakable. From Trump’s unilateral withdrawal from the Iran agreement in spite of Iran’s verifiable compliance, to the reimposition of the full suite of U.S. sanctions lifted under the agreement aimed at crippling Iran’s economy, to national security advisor John Bolton asking the Pentagon for strike options against Iran, the administration wasn’t exactly beating around the bush.
The latest developments, however, should leave no doubt in our minds. The Trump administration wants a war, and soon. We have a path to stop it, but Congress needs to act! Please write your senators and representative today and ask them to support the Prevention of Unconstitutional War with Iran Act. Tell Congress(Gardner 202-224-5941, Bennet 202-224-5852, Lamborn 202-225-4422) to support the Prevention of Unconstitutional War with Iran Act today!
In April, over strong objections from top Pentagon and CIA officials, the administration took the dangerous and provocative step of designating the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a branch of Iran’s military, as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO). National security leaders opposed the move because it will do little to hamper the activities of the already-heavily-sanctioned IRGC, while needlessly increasing the risk to U.S. troops in the region. Indeed, their fears were confirmed when Iran reciprocated by designating U.S. Central Command as a terrorist organization, and the U.S. as a state sponsor of terror.
Then last Sunday,
relying on a speculative Israeli intelligence assessment about unspecified Iranian threats to U.S. interests,
John Bolton used the alleged threat and the routine deployment of an aircraft carrier group to the region as an opportunity to threaten Iran with “unrelenting force” should Iran, or any of its proxies, attack U.S. interests in the region. In other words, the administration is expanding the scenarios in which it might attack Iran to include attacks on U.S. interests by Shia militias aligned with Iran, increasing the risk of escalations that could lead to war.
A member of Disabled American Veterans recently wrote a letter to the editor in the New York Times putting our worst fears into words, warning that Trump may intend to use a war with Iran to shore up his reelection campaign. We can’t let that happen.
Tell Congress(Gardner 202-224-5941, Bennet 202-224-5852, Lamborn 202-225-4422) to support the Prevention of Unconstitutional War with Iran Act today!
If all of this gives you a sense of déjà vu, you’re not alone. The Trump administration is building its case for war with Iran with the same dubious narratives of nuclear threats and ties to al Qaeda that brought us the Iraq war. At a recent Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said “There is no doubt there is a connection between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Al-Qaeda. Period, full stop.” Pompeo made that statement in spite of a 2018 study by the New America think tank that found “no evidence of cooperation” between al Qaeda and Iran. When Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) asked Pompeo to rule out using the 2001 war authorization to attack Iran, Pompeo said he’d “prefer to just leave that to lawyers.” And with Iran now reciprocating the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Agreement by reducing its compliance with the accord, the administration will try to use the specter of an Iranian bomb to drive its case for war home.
The threat of war with Iran is real, but too many people are missing the signs as media reports on the Muller report and Trump’s tax returns bury them in the news cycle. It’s up to us to make sure Congress doesn’t let this White House march us into another catastrophic war of choice.
Please contact your members of Congress today and ask them to support legislation to stop Trump’s march to war with Iran! (Gardner 202-224-5941, Bennet 202-224-5852, Lamborn 202-225-4422)
Thank you for all you do for peace.(Gardner 202-224-5941, Bennet 202-224-5852, Lamborn 202-225-4422)