Congress on Iraq and Iran
by Kevin Martin, Executive Director
Yesterday, Congress showed once again it is tone-deaf to the wishes of the people, with the Senate voting down an amendment to cut off funding for the Iraq war by March 31, 2008 and the House failing to adopt an amendment to send a strong NO WAR ON IRAN message to Bush. Clearly, much more pressure, in many forms, needs to be brought to bear on Members of Congress who remain timid when they ought to be aggressively promoting peace.
On Iran and Congress, the current issue of Mother Jones features good analysis by Jonathan Schwarz at http://www.motherjones.com/news/outfront/2007/05/plan_for_iran.html
On Iraq, Win Without War (a coalition of which Peace Action is a founding member) features an interesting interview with Iraqi Parliamentarian Mohammed al-Daini on its Stand Up Congress website at http://www.standupcongress.org/content/index.php