Senators Open Back Door for War With Iran

Kate Gould

Huffington Post

Apr 1, 2013

As of this writing, nearly half of the Senate has signed on to what is nicknamed the "Back Door to War" resolution, which calls for the U.S. to pledge military support for a potential Israeli attack on Iran -- a commitment that would drag the United States into another war in the Middle East. This bipartisan resolution (S. Res. 65) introduced by Senators Lindsey Graham (SC) and Robert Menendez (NJ) signals a green light for a U.S.-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) lobbied every 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 broad sanctions against Iran, and called on the House and Senate to shield U.S. military aid to Israel from the sequester's prescribed cuts. [...]

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