June 6, 2008

Bombing Iran would bring disastrous consequences.

·The entire Middle East likely would descend into further violence putting the well-being of innumerable civilians at risk.

·U.S. standing in the world would plummet and oil prices would soar.
·A U.S. attack would only strengthen hardliners in Iran.

Current U.S. policies are not working. Threats of military attacks and regime change, while refusing to talk with Iran until they stop enriching uranium is only heightening tensions.

Call your Congressional Representatives on Tuesday, June 10th:

1-800-788-9372

·Tell them to work for direct and comprehensive talks without preconditions between the U.S. and Iran.

·The U.S. and Iran share common interests in a stable Iraq, Middle East and Afghanistan.

·The U.S. pursued negotiations with North Korea and Libya – it’s time to talk with Iran.

Iran Senate Bill to Promote:

S. 2130, introduced by Pennsylvania Senator Robert Casey with bipartisan support, calls for the inclusive regional diplomacy recommended by the Iraq Study Group to stabilize Iraq and the region and facilitate U.S. withdrawal from Iraq.

The bill calls for a comprehensive diplomatic offensive with bilateral, regional, and international dimensions that includes all of Iraq’s neighbors; and asks the president and secretary of state to be personally involved in the diplomacy and to appoint a high-level presidential envoy for the Middle East.

Urge your senators to cosponsor S. 2130. Ask them to support what amounts to a dramatic reversal of the Bush administration policy of exclusion that threatens more violence in Iraq and a wider war with Iran

House Bill to Promote:

H. Con. Res. 321, introduced by a bipartisan group of representatives including Wayne Gilchrest (MD), Elijah Cummings (MD), Philip English (PA) and Jack Murtha (PA), calls for the inclusive regional diplomacy recommended by the Iraq Study Group to stabilize Iraq and the region and facilitate U.S. withdrawal from Iraq.

The bill urges the administration to engage directly with Iran and Syria and implement a comprehensive diplomatic strategy with bilateral, multilateral, and international dimensions to stabilize Iraq and reduce regional tensions; and urges sustained commitment of the United States to work with Iraq, the neighboring countries, and the UN to cooperate in funding efforts for reconstruction and relief to the Iraqi people.

Five former U.S. secretaries of state — Madeleine Albright, James Baker, Warren Christopher, Henry Kissinger, and Colin Powell — have urged the U.S. to open a diplomatic dialogue with Iran. H. Con. Res. 321 would make clear that Congress expects no less.