Three days after 9/11, Congress gave presidents the power to launch wars. Now a resolution in the Senate would effectively allow a foreign nation to launch the United States into a war.
Let's stop this now!
Following a long list of falsehoods and half-truths about Iran, S.R.65 "urges that, if the Government of Israel is compelled to take military action in self-defense, the United States Government should stand with Israel and provide diplomatic, military, and economic support."
This is "self-defense" in the sense that the U.S. attack on Iraq was "self-defense."
An Israeli attack on Iran would likely cause Iran to attack U.S. troops, and result in war by the United States regardless. Congress should be pressuring Israel to stop threatening war.
Giving Israel the explicit power to bring the United States into war will -- like 12 years ago with President Bush -- almost certainly result in that power being used and abused.
Click here to tell the Senate to obey the U.S. Constitution.
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