Friday, January 12, 2007

Dear Senator Clinton,

The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton
United States Senate
476 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Fax: (202) 228-0282
Voice: (202) 224-4451

January 12, 2007

Dear Senator Clinton,

Please do everything in your power to stop George Bush’s dangerous plans to escalate the war in Iraq, including exercising the power of the purse to defund any war efforts and altering the authorization to use military force to prevent inserting more troops or expanding the war into Iran or Syria. The bill proposed by Senators Kennedy and Markey to require congressional authorization for any increase in troop levels beyond where they were on January 9 deserves your full support.

I am especially concerned about attempts by this administration to provoke a conflict with Iran, including the raid on the Iranian consulate and the positioning of a carrier group in the Persian Gulf. Senator Biden suggested that an attack on Iran would generate a constitutional crisis. This would be an appropriate and proportional reaction. The administration has already committed many impeachable offenses, such as warrantless wiretapping. The house and senate should make it clear that they will remove this administration from office if it launches any effort to expand the chaotic war beyond the borders of Iraq.


Rob Loftis

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