"I apologize if someone has already mentioned this. Here is the text from Downsizer Dispatch:
Subject: Stop Congress from fomenting another war
We rarely send you action items on Saturday. We're doing so today because the House appears likely to vote on a bad resolution early next week. If you oppose starting a war with Iran then we must act now to oppose House Concurrent Resolution 362.
This resolution has 169 co-sponsors, including 77 Democrats and 92 Republicans. The resolution calls on President Bush to . . .
*Create an international blockade of Iran to prevent it from importing the refined gasoline it needs to run its economy
*Subject all cargo entering or leaving Iran to stringent inspections
*Tighten economic sanctions against Iran
*Violate international treaties by prohibiting Iranian officials not involved in negotiating the suspension of Iran's nuclear program from travelling abroad.
If another country took such actions against us, we would consider it an act of war. In addition, passage of this resolution would end negotiations with Iran in Baghdad that the administration has recently signaled it was prepared to resume.
House Concurrent Resolution 362 is a major step toward war. It would reduce the opportunity for a negotiated settlement with Iran, and even worse, President Bush could take this resolution as a sign that he has Congressional support to attack Iran before he leaves office.
Here is a list of the current co-sponsors
Rep Alexander, Rodney [LA-5] - 6/11/2008
Rep Allen, Thomas H. [ME-1] - 6/11/2008
Rep Arcuri, Michael A. [NY-24] - 6/17/2008
Rep Baca, Joe [CA-43] - 6/3/2008
Rep Bartlett, Roscoe G. [MD-6] - 6/4/2008
Rep Berkley, Shelley [NV-1] - 6/4/2008
Rep Bilbray, Brian P. [CA-50] - 6/4/2008
Rep Bilirakis, Gus M. [FL-9] - 6/10/2008
Rep Bishop, Rob [UT-1] - 6/17/2008
Rep Blackburn, Marsha [TN-7] - 6/4/2008
Rep Bonner, Jo [AL-1] - 6/10/2008
Rep Boren, Dan [OK-2] - 6/10/2008
Rep Boyd, Allen [FL-2] - 6/17/2008
Rep Brady, Robert A. [PA-1] - 6/3/2008
Rep Broun, Paul C. [GA-10] - 6/4/2008
Rep Brown, Corrine [FL-3] - 6/4/2008
Rep Brown-Waite, Ginny [FL-5] - 6/10/2008
Rep Burgess, Michael C. [TX-26] - 6/4/2008
Rep Burton, Dan [IN-5] - 6/3/2008
Rep Camp, Dave [MI-4] - 6/4/2008
Rep Campbell, John [CA-48] - 6/4/2008
Rep Cannon, Chris [UT-3] - 6/10/2008
Rep Cantor, Eric [VA-7] - 6/3/2008
Rep Carney, Christopher P. [PA-10] - 6/10/2008
Rep Cazayoux, Donald J., Jr. [LA-6] - 6/12/2008
Rep Chabot, Steve [OH-1] - 6/4/2008
Rep Clay, Wm. Lacy [MO-1] - 6/17/2008
Rep Cleaver, Emanuel [MO-5] - 6/5/2008
Rep Coble, Howard [NC-6] - 6/12/2008
Rep Cohen, Steve [TN-9] - 6/10/2008
Rep Conaway, K. Michael [TX-11] - 6/10/2008
Rep Costa, Jim [CA-20] - 6/3/2008
Rep Costello, Jerry F. [IL-12] - 6/17/2008
Rep Courtney, Joe [CT-2] - 6/17/2008
Rep Crowley, Joseph [NY-7] - 6/3/2008
Rep Cuellar, Henry [TX-28] - 6/5/2008
Rep Culberson, John Abney [TX-7] - 6/12/2008...
Spread the word that Americans don't want another war. Sanctions don't work (just ask Cuba and Iraq).
There is another Senate Resolution in the pipeline with 26 co-sponsors, so this needs to be nipped in the bud..."
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