Dear Political Person or Fund raiser:
Recently the Senate passed the Lieberman/Kyl amendment to the Defense Bill basically repeating previous mistakes that will give Bush a free reign to attack Iran.
Not only has my Democratic party rolled over on Iraq they now compound this disaster by repeating the same type of mistakes in regard to Iran.
Iran is no credible threat to US or to Israel. The rhetoric of the last year has consistently mirrored that of the Iraq fiasco complete with unsourced Ã¢â‚¬Å“newsÃ¢â‚¬Â stories in the New York Times and other papers. The only thing missing is Judy MillerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s prostitution to the Bush/Cheney propaganda machine but, never fear, her partner in crime (Michael Gordon) is still there playing the same game. And apparently 22 Senators of the Democratic party signed onto this incredibly stupid agreement...
If Iran is attacked the resulting mess will make Iraq look like childÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s play. This is no stinking Saturday football game. Iran will take whatever countering actions they can. We, in our arrogance, probably think their response will be easily defended. But they possess much larger forces and even an Air Force. More important they will undoubtedly answer us in Iraq and in the Straits of Hormitz. Their response does not have to be too sophisticated. Box cutters trump fancy high tech weapons in this type of action. The blood of our troops in Iraq will be shed in even greater buckets and all who voted or did not actively oppose this action will be guilty of their deaths and maiming.
Any of the very minor prestige or moral leadership not already sacrificed upon the alter of Iraq will be totally destroyed.
I will not support the Democratic party should it not immediately act to remove the possibility of action by Bush/Cheney in this budding catastrophe!