Washington's Hollow Echo in the Halls of Today's Congress

The constitution vests the power of declaring war in Congress; therefore no offensive expedition of importance can be undertaken until after they shall have deliberated upon the subject and authorized such a measure.
– George Washington
Here are some words from Gordon Prather regarding Iran's alleged purpose to gain nuclear weapons:
The Western media elite also repeatedly report that Iran’s alleged nuke program – if not actually on the agenda – is a hotly debated sideline topic at recent meetings of the Arab League, the Gulf Cooperation Council, the China-Arab Cooperation Forum, the Non-Aligned Movement’s Ministerial Meeting, the Organization of the Islamic Conference and the upcoming meeting of the Group of Eight.

But it’s not hotly debated.

On the contrary, Iran is acknowledged to be a principal defender of the Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear weapons and a principal advocate of a "nuclear-weapon-free" zone in the Middle East. Most notably at the 2005 NPT Review Conference (made disastrous by Condi’s quasi-boycott), but also at the "high-level event" (savaged by Bonkers Bolton) that immediately preceded last year’s 60th Session of the UN General Assembly, by the address of their new President before the General Assembly last September, and in addresses made by high-level Iranian officials at quarterly meetings of the IAEA Board of Governors.
Either the US gov't and US media interests are blowing hot air - or the rest of the world is totally asleep at the wheel on this one. Why is there such a big story about Iran's purported aim to achieve nuclear weapons when all apparent indicators point to their disfavor toward the nuclear weapons establishment?

I think we owe it to ourselves to purchase some 5 or 6 hundred hearing aids for our Senators and Representatives... Anyone up for starting a fund?

In other words - It's time to start fulfilling your duties as congresspersons.

Will this fall on deaf ears? Or will it fall on the ears of those who are intent on service not to the greater good, to the people or to society (or indeed these days, the world) but to their own want of power and influence?
Let us hope for a miracle in the next election cycle. - Rob

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