Letters To Congress – War With Iran

April 28th, 2006

The Honorable Cathy McMorris
United States House of Representatives
1708 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-4705
(202) 225-2006

Jeff Whiteside
[Contact Informaton Redacted]

Dear Honorable Cathy McMorris,

I would like to express grave concern over the recent stance that our country is taking with the country of Iran. President Bush, Congress and the Department of Defense seem intent on starting World War III. It is quite clear that any action against Iran could bring about great conflict with the countries of Russia and China.

A UN report on November 15th, 2004 stated that all Iranian nuclear materials have been accounted for and there was no evidence of any nuclear weapons program. Reports also say that Iran is “years away from producing nuclear weapons,” yet makes no effort to show they have even begun a nuclear weapons program. Before we go to war with another country, can the American people please have some irrefutable proof that Iran is actually a threat?

Perhaps our government feels that we are ignorant on the subject, but Iran did sign the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty over thirty years ago which provided Iran the right to engage in a nuclear program. The United States also assisted Iran with the necessary education to begin their nuclear program.

The Bush administration has a track record of deceiving the American people about weapons of mass destruction, and it would appear that this latest conflict is no different. Rallying for support of the American people via unjustifiable scare tactics is morally, constitutionally, and fundamentally wrong. I have deep concern over the American policy of going to war based on faulty intelligence, which is effectively creating instability and further exposing America to the risk of terrorist attack.

The populations of Iran, Russia and China outnumber America five to one and starting a conflict with such odds should be a decidedly bad idea. While I do have concern for national security, a war with Iran could severely impact both the security of our nation and the world. I urge you to please help President Bush and Congress to keep a cool head and avoid a war with Iran at all costs.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and for any correspondence.


Jeff Whiteside

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