Sunday, September 28, 2008

Democrats shelved a resolution calling to a 'naval blockade' of Iran because "it could provoke another war"..

"...Even though the document would not be a law but a "statement of policy" aimed at preventing Tehran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, the Democratic leadership is worried that it could be viewed by the Bush administration as a green light to use military force against Iran, officials said..
The draft has divided congressional Democrats, some of whom are torn between their support for Israel and concern about Iran's behavior on one hand, and potentially helping to provoke hostilities with Iran on the other. It has also prompted aggressive lobbying against the document by Iranian-American groups. "The division among Democrats is an indication of how the mood on Capitol Hill has changed," said Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council. "

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