So here’s the paradox. There’s a growing consensus that a military strike on Iran would be disastrous while at the same time the likelihood of such a disaster is also increasing.
Help me generate thousands of signatures over the next two weeks to counter the renewed sabre-rattling.
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. Then, please send it to your friends.
The third round of talks between Iran and the permanent five members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany, or P5+1 ended without a major breakthrough. Given the level of mutual distrust that’s not surprising. Anyone who thought the talks could succeed simply by dropping a take-it-or-leave-it-demand on the table doesn't understand the meaning of diplomacy.
Last week, 44 U.S. Senators sent a letter to President Obama urging him to consider abandoning further negotiations with Iran “and instead focus on significantly increasing the pressure on the Iranian government through sanctions and making clear that a credible military option exists.”
You would hope our 'leaders' had learned their lesson. The unintended consequences that plagued the US military in Iraq and Afghanistan are surely at play with regard to Iran. An attack on Iran would send energy prices through the ceiling and reverberate throughout the vulnerable global economy.
Earlier this year, Peace Action, and our allies at Credo, turned in over 70,000 signatures to President Obama and I’m convinced it helped steel him and his administration against the war cries from AIPAC and war hawks in the U.S. Now, the pressure is mounting again.
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.
Diplomacy takes time and patience. The costs of war are measured in blood and treasure.
Humbly for Peace,
PS: Please act today. A strong response will have a powerful impact at a critical moment. After you sign a 'tell a friend' page will appear. Please forward this petition to people who know war isn't working. Thank you.