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- 1990 days ago -
Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is working on a hawkish bill that would torpedo President Obama's interim agreement with Iran by setting unrealistic goals for the final deal.


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JL A (281)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 11:23 am
Breaking news: Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is working on a hawkish bill that would torpedo President Obama's interim agreement with Iran by setting unrealistic goals for the final deal.

Just how bad is the bill? "It would blow things apart. If you want a war, that is the thing to do." That's how a Democratic senator summarized a recent, similar proposal.

And this isn't a fringe bill either—it's gaining ground among Democratic members of the House—and if we do nothing it will become bipartisan.

Congress is debating this bill in the next few days. This a crisis for diplomacy. If even just the House of Representatives passes this bill, it tells the Iranian people that America isn't serious about diplomacy—and even if President Obama vetoes it, the damage is done.

That's why I created an urgent petition on, telling the House of Representatives to back President Obama's diplomatic approach to Iran.

Click here to sign the petition to demand diplomacy, not the march to war—and then pass it on to your friends.

Remember when MoveOn members and allies banded together to stop military action from becoming a reality with Syria, after war seemed inevitable? We won! It was so inspiring.

That's one big reason that I've been campaigning on for a while now to help to pave the way for diplomacy. We know from our past efforts that diplomacy can work as an alternative to war and violence.

But if Eric Cantor and his war-hawk colleagues succeed this week, Congress will tie President Obama's hands, destroy negotiations, and edge us closer to another senseless conflict in the Middle East.

Click here to sign the petition to stop war hawks in Congress from destroying peace and diplomacy, and then pass it on to your friends.

As you read this message, we have a once-in-a-generation chance to not just fight back against a potential conflict, but to proactively build peace and diplomacy in the Middle East. But it's up to us: You and me.

Our chance really could slip away in the next week—since Congress is about shatter the deal with Iran unless there's a massive outcry. And how hard we fight to stop Congress from torpedoing Obama's diplomatic efforts in the next week could ultimately determine whether or not we go to war again in the Middle East.

Sign the petition now, and I'll tell you how we can fight hard next week to save diplomacy.

The interim deal with Iran is a win for everyone—Iran has agreed to opening itself up to the potential of daily inspections and in turn the U.S. has offered some relief from sanctions. That's why 64% of the American public, 100 rabbis, and leading military and national security experts support the president's diplomatic path with Iran.

Diplomacy with Iran is the best way for us to support change-makers in Iran and it's in America's national interest.

Please sign this petition urging your representatives to back the Obama administration's efforts in Iran, and then pass it along to your friends.

Thanks for your support.

–Sara Haghdoosti

David C (75)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 12:04 pm
already done, thanks!

David C (75)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 12:05 pm
PS -- love hawks flying in the air, beautiful birds....but these warhawks I would love to see go the way of the Dodo....

Animae C (508)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 1:16 pm

Barbara K (61)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 1:26 pm
Thank you, my friend. Signed it earlier. If they want war with Iran let them take their own kids and go fight it. They've already cost us more than 25,000 killed or maimed soldiers. It's their turn now, fight your own battles, you sickening warhawkes and leave the rest of us out of it. If you are not smart enough to be diplomats, you need to resign, as you are in the wrong jobs. NO MORE WARS. We've sacrificed enough, your turn now, warmongers.

Autumn S (151)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 1:46 pm
signed and noted, thanks JL

Terrie Williams (798)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 1:49 pm

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 3:13 pm
Noted and signed. TY JL

Angelika R (143)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 3:27 pm
already signed and posted on my "Hunter" thread, thx!

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 3:50 pm
Signed-thx JL

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 4:41 pm
S&N, Thanks

Pat B (356)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 5:07 pm
Thank you, JL, signed.

Mary T (356)
Sunday December 8, 2013, 5:23 pm
Thank you JL -signed, noted & shared and signing more petitions

Helen Porter (39)
Monday December 9, 2013, 12:39 am
noted and signed

The news made the agreement out to be such a terrible thing.

I really see it as a step of hope.

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Monday December 9, 2013, 2:55 am
noted and signed

Jonathan Harper (0)
Monday December 9, 2013, 4:55 am

. (0)
Monday December 9, 2013, 6:34 am
Signed and noted. Thanks for sharing, JL.

Past Member (0)
Monday December 9, 2013, 6:34 am
noted and signed, thanks

Ben Oscarsito (131)
Monday December 9, 2013, 7:04 am

JL A (281)
Monday December 9, 2013, 9:09 am
Please join me in flagging spam.

John Y (67)
Monday December 9, 2013, 11:45 am

Sue H (7)
Monday December 9, 2013, 4:51 pm
Noted and signed, thanks.

Mitchell D (82)
Monday December 9, 2013, 5:14 pm
Zee, maybe it is time to review which news shows you watch.

Vicky P (476)
Monday December 9, 2013, 7:28 pm
noted, signed

JL A (281)
Monday December 9, 2013, 8:20 pm
You are welcome Dave, Barbara, Autumn, Franshisca, Angelika, Natasha, Ed, Pat, Mary, Ros, Laura, RB and Sue.

Giana Peranio Paz (398)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 1:11 am
noted and signed, thanks JL.

Ondine J (134)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 6:05 am
Signed thanks.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 10:11 pm
Gladly signed. Thanks!

John B (185)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 2:27 pm
Thanks JL. Signed and noted.

JL A (281)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 7:31 pm
You are welcome Giana, Ondine, Sara and John

fly bird (26)
Thursday December 12, 2013, 12:07 pm
signed again, to be sure.ty

. (0)
Thursday December 12, 2013, 3:10 pm
petition signed
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