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To: The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate
Stop War with Iran
Stop Donald Trump's march to war with Iran. Go on the record that Congress has not authorized and will not support a war of choice with Iran after Trump abandoned the Iran nuclear deal, escalated inhumane sanctions on Iranians to the breaking point and recklessly assassinated Iran's most powerful general.
Why is this important?
Donald Trump's assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in Iraq is widely being viewed as an act of war. The American people do not want another chapter in the endless war in the Middle East with Iran, a nation of 80 million.
Congress has not authorized war with Iran, nor assassination campaigns against Iranian generals and militias in Iraq. Yet Trump is running roughshod over Congress, blocking efforts to rein in his war authorities and taking steps that put the U.S. and Iran on a glidepath toward a messy, regional war.
This is a 2002 moment for Congress, which must halt a reckless march to war. There are three steps Congress can take to prevent war with Iran:
1. Clarify that Trump does not have Congressional authorization for a disastrous war of choice with Iran. As tensions rise, this becomes all the more important.
2. Pass legislation to restrict the administration from further escalating its shadow war with Iran.
3. Demand Trump return to the negotiating table and invite in international mediators to forestall a rush to war.