With a second aircraft carrier group steaming toward the Persian Gulf, tens of thousands of US troops stationed throughout the region, and the sale of tens of billions of dollars in US weapons to Iran's neighbors in the Gulf region, it seems that war with Iran could be imminent.
But we won't wait for the bombs to drop to make our voices heard. Over the next two weeks, we want to generate thousands of signatures to counter the war drums. On February 2nd, Groundhog Day, we will deliver our petitions to the White House.
Please take a moment to sign Peace Action's petition calling on the President to use all means at his disposal to prevent a military strike on Iran - by either the US or Israel.
We know we can impact the President's efforts to prevent an attack by Israel if we act right away.
Last year, we launched a similar campaign in February to pressure the Obama administration to announce significant troop withdrawals from Afghanistan in July. By the end of June, twenty-seven US Senators signed a letter to the President calling for sizable and sustained reductions in troop levels. By December, a crucial voice vote showed a majority of Senators in favor of a tighter timeline for the withdrawal of all US troops.
Please help us repeat this success! Sign our petition to prevent a war with Iran that would surely have unintended consequences no one can either predict or prevent once they begin.
We have a two week window to take a stand against any military strike on Iran that will strengthen our hand and counter calls from the extreme right to make war. We are already seeing Republican Presidential candidates stumbling over each other to prove they are more willing to use military force than their opponents.
In the past few weeks, administration officials have been meeting with Israeli military and civilian leaders because of increasing concern Israel is preparing to take military action against Iran.
You would hope our 'leaders' have learned their lesson. The unintended consequences that plagued the US military in Iraq and Afghanistan are surely at play with regard to Iran. The Obama administration has shown some patience in its search for a diplomatic resolution to the crisis over Iran's alleged nuclear weapons program, but at the moment tensions are running high.
Earlier this month, Iran announced it had begun enriching uranium at the Fordow underground nuclear facility near the holy city of Qom, a move many view as crossing one of Israel's lines in the sand increasing the risk of military action, despite Israel’s claim such an attack is ‘far off’.
We can't afford to wait. Please sign our petition to prevent war with Iran today, and get your friends on board as well. We really can make a difference by acting before the crisis escalates out of control.
Humbly for Peace,