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The Next War

By Robert C. Koehler

“I’m going to be killing people. I’m actually joining the Marines and will be doing this in real life.”

War springs eternal. Compare the words of the 18-year-old boy quoted above by Philadelphia radio station WRTI, as he was wielding a pretend machine gun at a video-game parlor/Army recruiting center at a Philly shopping mall, with those of two neocons, Charles Robb and Charles Wald (retired senator and general, respectively), writing last month in the Washington Post:

“We cannot afford to wait indefinitely to determine the effectiveness of diplomacy and sanctions. . . . Instead, the administration needs to expand its approach and make clear to the Iranian regime and the American people: If diplomatic and economic pressures do not compel Iran to terminate its nuclear program, the U.S. military has the capability and is prepared to launch an effective, targeted strike on Tehran’s nuclear and supporting military facilities.”

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Don’t Let Congress Green-Light Attack on Iran

By National Iranian-American Council

Nearly one third of the Republican Caucus in the House of Representatives has introduced a resolution giving Israel a green light to attack Iran.  H.Res.1553 declares unwavering support for Israel to “use all means necessary” to “eliminate nuclear threats” posed by Iran.

Contact Congress! Oppose H.R. 1553.

The game plan of these Members of Congress was spelled out by John Bolton in the Wall Street Journal just two weeks ago:  “Having visible congressional support in place at the outset [of an attack] will reassure the Israeli government, which is legitimately concerned about Mr. Obama’s likely negative reaction to such an attack.”

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