As if Obama isn't murderous and foolhardy enough, the US House of Representatives is making a determined effort to ensures that he pushes even harder for war against Iran.
This resolution passed passed by 401 votes to 11
According to the "Official Summary"
"Urges the President to reaffirm the unacceptability of an Iran with nuclear-weapons capability and oppose any policy that would rely on containment as an option in response to the Iranian nuclear threat. "
The open ended term "nuclear weapns capability" is a call for ever shifting demands that can never be met. We need only recall the pathetic state of Iraq's military under Saddam Hussein which the US government – under both Democrat and Republican presidents – relentlessly punished for posing a non-existent threat.
After one millons Iraqi deaths caused by the last US effort to deal with a fraudulent threat (two million if you count over a decade of sanctions and bombings that preceded the 2003 invasion), this resolution declares the USA to be a deranged one party state.
The lopsided vote discredits even the tiny minority who voted against the resolution. How does a rational and civilized person remain part of either faction of the war party – the Demipublicans or what ever you want to call them – or entertain any delusion of reforming them from within? Merely voting against this resolution doesn't begin to cut it. There should have been resignations from both parties. Have there been any?
Like somebody once said, the USA doesn't need a third party. It needs a second party.