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Monday, November 14, 2011

Tell Congress: No War With Iran

First of all — for the benefit of any rightwing readers here — this petition is coming from Downsize DC, a Libertarian organization.

As you’ve been seeing in the news, the chickenhawks are foaming at the mouth, champing at the bit to send somebody else’s children and spouses off to war in Iran.  One would think our trillion-dollar quagmire in Iraq had taught us something, but you know the old expression about doing the same thing over and over and over and expecting a different result.

Please click here and send a letter to Congress, telling them you oppose conflict with Iran.  Sorry, it really is a letter and not just a petition to sign.  Come on, your country needs you.

The first sentence is already filled in — “I oppose conflict with Iran.”  Just insert a few sentences or phrases of your own in the blank field, and send it.

The GOP White House contenders — acting on orders from their pimps in the “defense” industry — are all trying to whip up the inbreds with scary images of Iran attacking the world.  Don’t fall for it.  And tell Congress not to fall for it either.

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Blogger jadedj said...

This notion that we need to kick Iran's ass is insane. Consider my letter sent.

I can't wait till your resident trolls check in.

November 14, 2011 at 3:46 PM  
Blogger MRMacrum said...

Well they are the next "Evil" on the list. And taking them on would be a wonderful distraction for our leaders to use so they can continue to ignore our domestic mess.

So, I'm on the fence about this one ;)

I will send another letter to Congress telling them they are useless and worthless in a general sort of way though.

November 14, 2011 at 3:52 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

Jadedj, I'm already against the next war. But I'm sure the resident trolls will be all for the next war, whoever it's with.

As many of them seem to think the reverence for the fetus is no longer necessary once the fetus is born, no matter into what conditions, many of them also seem to think a member of the military somehow doesn't need to be as revered once he or she is no longer fighting. And now we are going to have more members of the military who won't be fighting, as they come home. My, what to do with them? Anyway, it seems Republican policy doesn't care much for poor kids, nor does it seem to want to support veterans a whole lot either.

And Mr.M. is right. I say we need to take care of things here at home for a while before we set off on any more 10+ year adventures in foreign countries. War is a lucrative business, but let's invest the money here in America. I'd rather build ten new schools here than one new one in Iraq.

November 14, 2011 at 5:26 PM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

Iran means the end of the US. Make no mistake about it; this country is already on a knife's edge.

November 14, 2011 at 10:13 PM  
Blogger Jeannie said...

Should we honor our commitments and treaties with our "friends"?

November 15, 2011 at 10:02 AM  
Blogger Jeannie said...

snave -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLP3pAfCHgo&sns=fb

November 15, 2011 at 10:08 AM  
Blogger Jack Jodell said...

It's very upsetting to see that Romney has surrounded himself with Bush-era neocon foreign policy advisors!

November 15, 2011 at 10:42 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

jadedj: Unfortunately, insanity rules. And so far, at least one of the trolls has fulfilled your wish.

MRM: Yup, it's time to start another war so we can get those damn 99-percenters off the headlines.

Snave: Rightwing trolls love war, as long as somebody else is doing the fighting and dying.

Wounded veterans and fetuses that have been born are both in the same category: They've served their purpose and are no longer needed.

JR: I guess we'll see if this country falls because Iran kicked our asses, or because we imploded from another Wall Street meltdown.

Jeannie: OK, I'll take the bait. Who are these mythical "friends" who want us to attack Iran? If Israel wants a war with Iran, they can do it themselves.

Oh, and please confine your answer to fewer than five comments.

Jack: Since Romney does so much flipflopping, maybe tomorrow he'll be saying Iran is our friend and we have to bomb Israel.

November 15, 2011 at 12:17 PM  
Blogger Jeannie said...

Tom - we dont have any friends or treaties?

Yes, I am always for self defense.

November 15, 2011 at 3:52 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Sent and forwarded on to some friends who will do the same. Will the 101st Chairborne and their kids get into the act this time, or will they leave it for the same people that are stretched to within an inch of their lives right now, is the question I added to my comment about this.

November 15, 2011 at 3:57 PM  
Blogger jadedj said...

Jeannie get your head out of your ass. What you are proposing is exactly what caused the death of 10 million soldiers from all nations involved in WWI. Not to mention civilian casualties. All in the name of "honoring" commitments with allies, and macho posturing.

I won't even go into Viet Nam and that debacle, which by the way, I was involved in. You don't know what the hell you are talking about lady.

How about this question? Do you plan to go mano o mano with Iranians if we attack them? Going to sign up immediately after the first missile hits them? I think not. Bullshit is what you are about.

November 15, 2011 at 4:16 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jess: Nah, the 101st Chairborne Division will do all their fighting from their computer monitors or a barstool, same as with Iraqmire.

jadedj: I can't imagine any rightwing bloggers actually taking part in the wars they promote. It's more fun to just sit at one's keyboard and type "patriotic" slogans while somebody else does the fighting and dying.

November 15, 2011 at 6:36 PM  

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