Dear Senator Feinstein:The roll call of Senators voting for, against, or just missing the vote is here. Contact information for your Senator is here. (New Yorkers, I'm sure you'll be shocked, but both Schumer and Clinton voted for this Amendment.)
I write to express my profound disappointment with your vote yesterday in favor of the Kyl-Lieberman Amendment urging the President to designate the Iran Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization. I suspect that the President requires no such urging.
At a time when all reasonable people have realized that the Iraq War has been a total and absolute disaster, I would have thought that the lessons about the dangers of granting this Administration anything that could possibly be construed as authorization for initiating yet another war in the Middle East would be blazingly clear. I agree wholeheartedly with Senator Jim Webb of Virginia, who noted that this amendment, authored by hawkish Senators bent on yet more war, amounted to Dick Cheney's "fondest pipe dream."
I am at a loss to understand the reasoning behind your vote. This Administration needs no encouragement to find reason to go to war with Iran, especially not from Democrats in the Senate. Your fellow Senator from California, Barbara Boxer, had the courage to stand with the minority and vote in opposition to this dangerous amendment. I only wish you had shown the same political courage.
The American people do not want another war. We do not want more lost lives in the Middle East. As a loyal Los Angeles Democrat, I urge you to reconsider the support you have lent to this Administration's drive to war, and I implore you to resist the drive to war against Iran.
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Write Your Senator: No War Against Iran
You can crib from this e-mail I sent to Senator Feinstein, who voted for the Kyl-Lieberman Amendment yesterday. (Senator Boxer courageously and boldy stood with the minority against this dangerous Amendment.):