The following is from a MoveOn.org petition, submitted by Maya Haber, PPI’s Director of Development and Programming. Consider signing the petition, and sending this text to your elected member of the United States House of Representatives and the US Senate:
I am your constituent and, as an American Jew, I am a strong supporter of Israel and its right to exist safely and at peace. I am writing to urge you to vote FOR the Iranian nuclear agreement which will be voted on by the Congress next month.
My conviction that this agreement is the best course of action has only strengthened after studying it and following the public debate. I note that in the text Iran forswears future development of nuclear weapons and commits to significant reduction in its current nuclear capabilities with intrusive inspections. This is an agreement that is serious in providing incentives for Iran to comply and strong disincentives for breaching it.
I very much hope that you will support President Obama in this matter and vote for the agreement. I am fully aware that many Jewish organizations are lobbying intensively against it and attempting to convey the impression that American Jews overwhelmingly oppose it. I assure you that that is simply not true and that I and many others, constituting a majority of American Jews, stand ready to support those who support the agreement.
This text is full of false statements, and, worse, significant omissions.
One false statement: a “majority” of American Jews support this agreements. Not according to those polls that are scientifically conducted.
Omissions: any concern whatever over the genocidal agitation of the Iranian government; no concern whatever for the long record of that government’s failure to abide by its agreements; no concern over the fact that there is no effective inspection apparatus in this agreement; no concern whatever over Iran’s support of terror all over the world.
Mr. Chamberlain, having concluded a similar agreement with Hitler in 1938, assured the world that he had achieved “peace in our time.” What he did achieve, instead, is appeasement in his time. And appeasement in our time is what you advocate here.
Mr Cohn should at least take the opportunity here to advertise for his own website. It’s a barrel of laughs.
Thanks, Dave, for that bit of publicity. But — dare I mention it ? — your argument is a bit weak in the logic department. I assume that you don’t like what I wrote. But instead of offering counter-arguments, you confine yourself to an ad hominem pronouncement: Cohn is no good..
I hear, correct me if I am wrong, that Partners for Progressive Israel is about to change its name to Partners for Islamist Iran. If that piece of news is accurate, it would be a refreshing turn to forthrightness.
kathrynapierceHey man. I don’t care what you say about Obama. I am in the below poverty range, so yes I am the dinfeition of DIRT POOR and might I had being smart as I am doesn’t get you far at all with out money~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Ms. Kathy, Voting for Obama isn’t a smart move. Like they say, ‘It’s the economy stupid’. Obama is going for the uneducated vote. They will vote for Obama because they think they will get benefits .they don’t care that the country is going the way of Greece . I guess you fall in line with that mentality. As long as I get mine the rest of the country can go to hell . Obama is counting on you.1. Look gas prices doubled since Obama has been in office. That sure helps the dirt poor. 2. Because of that, prices of food, goods and services have risen. the poor love that. 3. Unemployment is high over 23 million people are jobless. Obama is making more people poor so they can vote for him. Also, these poor will be competing with you. .waiting in lines. 4. While you dirt poor people continue to struggle, Obama is yuking it up with the rich .fundraising. 5. Yeah Obama is making it easier to achieve college Don’t hold your breath, In order for him to pay your student loan ..he has to ask the Chinese for mo money.Look at what’s going on in Greece and Spain .They are at a point where they have to do some major cuts and raise taxes .those poor people who got used to the government will have a harder time. Poor people in America have that to look forward to. September 26, 2012
Fall is here. The Utah mountains have started turning into fall leaves. Summer is gone and went by fast. You should have a Ho Cho Party. That should be your tradional thing.
Tip top stuff. I’ll expect more now.