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Congressman Ron Paul: An Act Of War

Where have we heard this before? Anyone remember then-Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice’s oft-repeated quip about Iraq: that we cannot wait for the smoking gun to appear as a mushroom cloud. We need to see all this for what it is: Propaganda to speed us to war against Iran for the benefit of special interests. Let us remember a few important things. Iran, a signatory of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, has never been found in violation of that treaty. Iran is not capable of enriching uranium to the necessary level to manufacture nuclear weapons. According to the entire US Intelligence Community, Iran is not currently working on a nuclear weapons program. These are facts, and to point them out does not make one a supporter or fan of the Iranian regime. Those pushing war on Iran will ignore or distort these facts to serve their agenda, though, so it is important and necessary to point them out. Some of my well-intentioned colleagues may be tempted to vote for sanctions on Iran because they view this as a way to avoid war on Iran. I will ask them whether the sanctions on Iraq satisfied those pushing for war at that time. Or whether the application of ever-stronger sanctions in fact helped war advocates make their case for war on Iraq: as each round of new sanctions failed to “work” – to change the regime – war became the only remaining regime-change option. This legislation, whether the House or Senate version, will lead us to war on Iran. The sanctions in this bill, and the blockade of Iran necessary to fully enforce them, are in themselves acts of war according to international law. A vote for sanctions on Iran is a vote for war against Iran. I urge my colleagues in the strongest terms to turn back from this unnecessary and counterproductive march to war.

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Comment by Dan Danser
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When  are the sheep of America wake up and see the truth. The war mongers are beating the drums (Yet NONE of them will have to serve in the war zone) 

Thousands of American service have been killed and maimed, so far, in Iraq due to the Bush and his administration knowling lied to the American people and said Iraq had weapons of mass distruction, when  in Fact all the intel sent to Bush said othewise.

How many more Americans have to die for the cowards that want to start a war that THEY will have to fight.

Drifter Dan

Comment by Ed Price
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More than likely Iran is not a member of the IMF. Or if they are, they have broken agreements with the IMF. We are the police designated to bring them under IMF control. Incidentally, the UN is a branch of the IMF... like the US is.