House Resolution 568 written by AIPAC

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House Republicans plan to vote on House Resolution 568 – which calls on the President to take our nation to war should Iran even become capable of building a nuclear weapon - without building one.  The resolution also takes containment – like sanctions and diplomacy – off the table as an adequate response to a nuclear Iran – leaving military action as the only possibility. 

So, despite U.S. and Israeli intelligence agencies determining that Iran is NOT building a nuclear weapon – Republicans in the House want to drag an already war-weary nation and stretched-thin military into another war.  And the Congressional watchdog group – United Republic – has found that lobbyists working on behalf of the Israeli lobbying group  AIPAC – are the ones primarily pushing this bill. 

So far this year – AIPAC has hired seven lobbyists and spent more than $700,000  pushing several pieces of legislation, including this one calling for war with Iran.  If Bush’s two-failed wars taught us any lesson – it’s to be skeptical of those calling for more war.

And why is it legal for foreigners to write our laws?