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George Bush is considering attacking Iran, including using nuclear bombs to do so. Such an attack would be illegal and disastrous. Congress can prevent it, but only if Congres asserts its Constitutional right to decide whether or not the United States goes to war. Congressman Peter DeFazio's H. Con. Res. 391 expresses "the sense of Congress that the President should not initiate military action against Iran with respect to its nuclear program without first obtaining authorization from Congress." This bill is rapidly picking up cosponsors, but needs more. Ask your Congress Member to sign on today. Ask your Senators to take the same step in the Senate. CONTACT CONGRESS.

Here's the text of HCR 391 and the current list of cosponsors.

Tell the media to cover, and - for once - cover CRITICALLY, Bush's planning for an aggressive war. CONTACT MEDIA

61 Congress members have signed onto Rep. DeFazio's letter to Bush.

Join us from 1 to 3 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 18, as we deliver the DontAttackIran.org petition, with all its signatures and comments to the White House. PRINT FLYER

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Doesn't Congress always act in accordance with the President in relation to war. So much for the so-called checks and balances in our system.

Many of the cosponsors (but not all) were among the courageous 21 who voted against the Iran Freedom Support Act last week.

Perhaps there also ought to be an effort to get the 20 Democratic Senators who are cosponsoring the Rick Santorum-sponsored version of the IFSA in the Senate to take their names off that bill.

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Why would we think that Congress matters on this? Won't Mr. I'm-the-Decider go ahead and do whatever he (or more accurately Cheney) wants to, claiming that as Commander in Chief it's his decision and his alone? Even if Congress passes a strong resolution saying "Don't," he'll just issue another signing statement saying "I'll obey it only if I want to, you can't interfere with me so don't even try."

In 2003 I was naive enough to think that he wouldn't invade Iraq without a UN resolution. Now we know how this Administration works.

I've signed the petition anyway, but really I wonder if lobbying Congress (on anything other than impeachment) is pretty much a waste of time and energy.

How lawless can a country be? Try the USA.
I feel just as discouraged as the writer above and more, but I keep signing petitions after petitions.......

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Isn't it the Senate's responsibility and duty to declare war?

With Iraq we had a shell game of buck passing:

1) They passed a bill ostensibly handing the decision to go to war, which had obviously already been made, to W. There were some strings attached: war as a last resort, work with the UN and report back justifying his action. The last requirement was the fig leaf behind which the Senate abdicated its responsibility.

2) George went through the motions. The Friday before he escalated the US-Saddam brutalization of the Iraqi people he told the world there would be a second vote at the security council. But, then came the hot tip about Saddam's whereabouts and Shock 'n' Awe could not be delayed for some piddling UN vote. That tip was about as accurate as all the "intelligence" which was trotted out to support the invasion.

3) Bush submitted his justification and Congress rubberstamped it.

With Iran it looks like they're getting set to kick this whole charade up a notch. The Pretender will take action and Congress might pretend to review what he does.

To members of Congress, I feel the decision to go to war with Iran is not in our country's best interest as well as the women and men fighting over in Iraq. This would be a very bad judgement call on president. I don't know why he would think of this we have had a rocky history with Iran since 1979. To make along story short he may have his own agenda on this one.. Thank you , Jodine Wright

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