No war needed with Iran
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
As a disabled veteran of the Vietnam War, I am deeply concerned that there are people in high places who are in the process of choreographing yet another useless war for the fine young men and women of our military to go get maimed and die in for no legitimate purpose.
In particular, and mark my words here, a war by the United States, on behalf of the current wacko extremist Israeli government, is being planned against Iran. Every indication is that the current resident of the White House, at the behest of his extremist advisers, will soon try to "justify" an attack by our military. That would be inexcusable, stupid and illegal.
We, as loyal Americans, must call upon our Congress to take immediate steps to squash this march toward unnecessary war. We must rise up and be heard to vehemently oppose any military action against Iran. This is a very serious matter. Russia and Iran are well-known to be allies. Need I say more? Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is absolutely correct in saying that no such war is justified or legal. Only Congress can authorize war; and Congress has not authorized a war against Iran.
Recall that FDR first requested authorization from Congress before declaring war on Japan after the Pearl Harbor attack. Even in that extreme case, he understood that it is the sole prerogative of Congress to authorize any war. If the extremist governmental regime of Israel wants a war with Iran (and consequently Russia), let them go ahead and try that dirty work on their own.
Why should we do Israel's dirty work for them? There are better ways to resolve the tense situation in the Middle East than for us to fight a surrogate war for Israel against Iran.
James H. Dautremont