Since I wrote last week, over 25,000 veterans, military family members, and VoteVets supporters signed our petition calling on the Senate to vote down the Menendez-Kirk legislation designed to derail diplomatic efforts with Iran.
Good news: Thanks to grassroots pressure and a veto threat from President Obama, the bill looks destined for defeat.
What’s more, a diplomacy-first alternative has surfaced — legislation that will help deliver the final nail in the coffin for hard-liners in Iran, and here at home.
Use our “Contact Congress” tool to tell your Senators you support legislation introduced by Senators Dianne Feinstein and Chris Murphy that will keep Iran at the negotiating table and give diplomacy a real chance to succeed.
There’s no doubt, trading diplomacy for airstrikes will only delay, and assure, the arrival of an Iranian nuclear program. The only military way to stop Iranian nuclear ambitions is a full-scale ground invasion and subsequent regime change.
That’s a mission that would make the Iraq and Afghan wars look like a cakewalk.
And if Iran leaves the negotiating table or begins to operate in bad faith, then the Senate should reconsider instituting lapsed sanctions and passing new ones — that option is available.
But until then, diplomacy is our best chance of separating Iran from any nuclear ambitions.
Tell your Senators to support the Feinstein-Murphy legislation that puts diplomacy first. We have a important voice in this debate! Use it. Major General (Ret.)Paul Eaton VoteVets.org You can do that here: