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Call Your U.S. Senators & Stop a Preemptive Strike on Iran

In the last week, the peace movement has been dealt a few blows, and now it's our turn to strike back. As early as today, the Kyl-Lieberman amendment to the FY 2008 Defense Authorization will go to the floor.  If passed, a war with Iran could be right around the corner.

Call your Senators at the Capitol Switchboard 202-224-3121. Tell them to vote NO on the Kyl-Lieberman Amendment (No. 3017), a provocative measure that will only undermine efforts to resolve tensions with Iran through diplomacy.

Talking points:

No more blank checks for this administration. The loophole in the amendment is big enough to drive an aircraft carrier through.

Rather than escalating tensions, the U.S. should pursue smart, tough-minded dialogue and diplomacy, which are far more likely than force to produce a satisfactory resolution in the case of Iran.

Iran's gains in Iraq are largely due to the Bush invasion of Iraq.  By rushing to war without a strategy for winning the peace, we opened the door for Iran to connect with the Iraqi Shiites in power to engender discord. Let's stop a war with Iran before it begins. Call your senators at the Capitol Switchboard 202-224-3121, and please call them today.

Tim Carpenter
PDA National Director

P.S. PDA is proud to stand with the Council for a Livable World and Open Society Policy Center in urging all senators to vote no for this preposterous amendment.

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