To: The United States Senate

Senate: No Backdoor to Iran War

Oppose Senator Graham's bill S. Res 65. This bill attacks President Obama's Iran policy and could drag the U.S. into a new war by saying that the U.S. should support an Israeli attack on Iran militarily and diplomatically.

Why is this important?

Senator Lindsey Graham and AIPAC are pushing a Senate bill (S.Res.65) that would endorse an Israeli attack on Iran and say that the U.S. should support such an attack militarily and diplomatically. This policy would allow the Israeli government to decide by itself to drag the U.S. into a new war.

The bill also attacks President Obama's policy of saying that the U.S. goal is to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, claiming falsely that the U.S. goal is to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon "capability," a vague "red line" that could be used to justify war anytime. President Obama is pursuing diplomacy with Iran, and should be encouraged to intensify diplomatic efforts. He should not be pressed to intensify military threats.

Senators should not support Graham and AIPAC's attack on President Obama.

More info:
Americans for Peace Now has come out against the bill:
Americans for Peace Now: Don't Co-Sponsor AIPAC's Bills for Iran War
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-naiman/americans-for-peace-now-d_b_2818046.html

The New York Times has come out against the bill:
Congress Gets in the Way
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/09/opinion/congress-gets-in-the-way-on-iran.html

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