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Senator Chuck Schumer is putting partisanship ahead of peace.

Mike Pence, John Bolton, and gang don't seem to need any help in fending off the looming threat of peace in Korea, but that doesn't stop some Democrats, including Senator Schumer, from offering.

The following Democratic senators are now working in the long tradition of facilitating war by sabotaging diplomacy with impossible demands: Chuck Schumer, Sherrod Brown, Dick Durbin, Dianne Feinstein, Patrick Leahy, Robert Menendez, Mark Warner.

Writes Nicholas Kristof in the New York Times: "Shock! Horror! President Trump is actually doing something right. Sadly, Democrats in Congress are responding in a quite Trumpian way: They seem more concerned with undermining him than supporting a peace process with North Korea. They are on the same side as National Security Adviser John Bolton, quietly subverting attempts to pursue peace."

Click here to ask Senator Chuck Schumer to start supporting real diplomacy.

In a recent letter to President Trump, these seven senators wrote that any hint of sanctions relief for North Korea must depend on the total dismantling of North Korea's nuclear and missile programs, that North Korea must submit to country-wide "anywhere, anytime" inspections with "snap-back sanctions" if "not in full compliance," and that the agreement “must be “permanent in nature.” (Most senate Democrats supported an Iran nuclear deal that was NOT permanent.)

There is virtually no chance that North Korea, threatened with the destruction visited upon Libya, is going to dismantle all of its weapons prior to any steps away from military threat. Such a proposal is not diplomacy at all, but an excuse to claim that diplomacy was tried prior to arriving at war as a "last resort."

North Korea has freed U.S. prisoners and dismantled part of its nuclear facilities. The United States should be reciprocating by lifting sanctions (thereby saving innocent lives), or at least providing aid, lifting the travel ban, or opening an interest section in North Korea.

To arrive at a stable peace, the United States will need to commit to not attacking North Korea, and step aside to allow at long last an agreement ending the war of the 1950s and making reunification between North and South Korea possible.

Click here to advise Senator Chuck Schumer that there are many, many far better ways in which to oppose Trump than by sabotaging progress toward peace that he may very well ruin all on his own.

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P.S. RootsAction is an independent online force endorsed by Jim Hightower, Barbara Ehrenreich, Cornel West, Daniel Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald, Naomi Klein, Bill Fletcher Jr., Laura Flanders, former U.S. Senator James Abourezk, Frances Fox Piven, Lila Garrett, Phil Donahue, Sonali Kolhatkar, and many others.

Background:
> Democrats' Letter to Trump
> Nicholas Kristof: Democrats Childishly Resist Trump’s North Korea Efforts
> Medea Benjamin and Ann Wright: North Korea has taken big steps. Now it's Trump's turn to show goodwill
> Statement of Unity by Korean Americans and Allies on the Historic Inter-Korean Summit and the Upcoming U.S.-North Korea Summit


   

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