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Thankfully Senator Murphy has just spoken out against the Senate resolution that hopes to lead to war on the people of Iran. Our other Senator is one of the richest pigs in Congress. Blumanthal lied to get elected and lied about his service in Vietnam. He avoided serving in the Vietnam war--like Dick Cheney he had five deferments.

This diary is mostly to inform the community about what Senator Murphy just said on MSNBC.

“What this is really about is about engaging in some confidence-building, and the problem with the Senate and the House potentially stepping in and putting forth a new round of sanctions is that it starts to nibble away, eat away at that confidence, which has been sorely missing.

“What we would risk doing here in implementing a new round of sanctions is not just screwing up the negotiation, but sending a message to the Iranian people — who are frankly way more pro-American than people might think — that we aren’t really serious about ultimately doing the deal they want.

 “The hard-liners are isolated right now in Iran, and we are, frankly, going to empower them if we show up with the table in the middle of these short-term negotiations with a new round of sanctions that even though they may take place in the future.

“This is about building confidence with the negotiators on the Iranian side but also the Iranian people.”

This was said in reference to the Nov. 24 deal reached between the P5+1 and Iran in Geneva.
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  •  And one Maryland Senator opposes war (3+ / 0-)
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    kj in missouri, salmo, frostbite

    The other, I have a passing acquaintance with so I won't insult him, but I am very disappointed and saddened.  I was so proud in 2002 when both my Senators - Barbara Mikulski and the now retired Paul Sarbanes, as well as my then congressman Ben Cardin - all opposed Bush's invasion of Iraq.  Now Ben Cardin is my senator, and he is a passing acquaintance so I won't insult him, but he makes me sad.

    "Corporations exist not for themselves, but for the people." Ida Tarbell 1908.

    by Navy Vet Terp on Wed Jan 15, 2014 at 07:48:58 PM PST

  •  my guy Mark Begich AK (1+ / 0-)
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    is on the wrong side of this one. Methinks he is thinking about a tough re-election campaign, and it will be. But I don't agree that taking the wrong position on this important position will help him.  He ins't going to sway any wingnuts that oppose him virtually everything else because of this one issue. And I have a hard time believing that he really believes in the position he is taking here. Decent guy selling out. Sad.

    Power to the Peaceful!

    by misterwade on Wed Jan 15, 2014 at 09:29:50 PM PST

  •  Why is supporting the resolution (0+ / 0-)

    the same as favoring war.?

    •  Why does the Senate resolution favor war? (1+ / 0-)
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      It was the consensus of the six powers who signed the agreement with Iran that this was the best way to prevent war.

      Of course no politician in any country will ever admit that they would love to have a war. But if you will compare the listing of politicians who are lined up to change the agreement already made to prevent war on Iran, you will see that those are largely the same politicians who promoted war on the people of Iraq. And at that time, they all claimed that they did not want war. Sad, but all wars are to benefit war profiteers.

      Worldwide a poll of 66,000 people by WIN/Gallup showed that the USA is considered the greatest threat to peace. The actions of these warmongering Senators to harm the peace agreement already made only reinforces the results of that poll.

      War is costly. Peace is priceless!

      by frostbite on Thu Jan 16, 2014 at 07:46:00 AM PST

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    •  Search tag=Israel or tag=Iran and... (0+ / 0-)

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