Sunday, July 25, 2010
Republicans in Congress have blocked everything, but push for Israel to attack Iran
by Larry Geller
Republicans have consistently tried to block almost anything that Congress tries to pass, it seems, but are pushing their own initiative to bring about a possibly apocalyptic Mid-East war:
Republicans in the House of Representatives have introduced a measure that would green-light an Israeli bombing campaign against Iran. The resolution, H.Res. 1553 (in full below), provides explicit support for military strikes against Iran, stating that Congress supports Israel's use of "all means necessary" against Iran "including the use of military force". US military leaders have warned that strikes could be catastrophic to US national security interests and could engulf the Middle East in a "calamitous" regional war.
Nearly a third of House Republicans have signed onto the resolution, which has been publicly discussed and circulated by its lead sponsor, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), for months…. [Huffington Post, Resolution Green-Lighting Israeli Strikes on Iran Introduced by House Republicans, 7/23/2010]
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