As of this writing, more than a quarter of the Senate has signed on to what has been called the "Back door to War" resolution, since it calls for the U.S. to pledge military support for a potential Israeli attack on Iran. This bipartisan resolution (S. Res. 65) introduced by Senators Lindsey Graham (SC) and Robert Menendez (NJ) signals a green light for a U.S.-aided Israeli war that former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates warned could “prove catastrophic, haunting us for generations in that part of the world.”
On Tuesday, thousands of activists from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) ramped up the pressure for this legislation by lobbying every single senator’s office in support of the Back Door to War with Iran Resolution. AIPAC’s activists also lobbied every representative’s office to support a new round of aggressive, indiscriminate sanctions, and called on the House and Senate to shield U.S. military aid to Israel from the sequester’s prescribed cuts.