Democratic Presidential Candidate Marianne Williamson on Iran: We Don't Want Iraq and Vietnam Redux
By: Marianne 2020
If you have a feeling you've heard this kind of thing before, it's because, yeah, you have. Last time it was about Iraq having WMD's - that terrible threat we were going to have to respond to with an invasion of a country that had done nothing to do with 9/11. Uh, that went well…
Make no mistake about it, this is the same crowd doing the same thing all over again. We were told that Iraq was very different than Vietnam, see, and now we're being told that Iran is very different than Iraq. But I am telling you. No, it is not – any more than a philandering husband might say, 'This has nothing to do with what happened before! The other one's name was Susan and this is Barbara!' America's penchant for military adventurism has become a national character defect over the last forty years, and will not stop unless we the people stop it. Right now, the saber-rattling towards Iran is extremely dangerous. We are in danger of stumbling into a war with Iran that would be a disaster for the United States and for the world.
The crisis was precipitated by the American withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the JCPOA commonly known as the Iran Deal. That move by President Trump was a grave error. As President, I would immediately rejoin the agreement while moving to curb other Iranian actions which threaten security in region.
Our Secretary of State has said that the president may or may not consult Congress before taking military action. Congress must now act to prevent Trump from taking the country into an unnecessary war. Congress must prohibit the use of funds for combat operations against Iran unless specifically authorized by the Congress. Call your Senators now to urge them to support Senate Bill 1039, affirming the Constitutional requirement that Congress approve war against Iran. And one thing more: Pray and meditate for peace. Send love from your heart to the hearts of the Iranian people. Pray that our bond be so rooted in Truth that no insanity can break it."
Marianne Williamson is a bestselling author. She has been a leader in spiritual and religiously progressive circles and a non-profit activist, working with thousands of individuals, as well as large and small groups, in transforming crisis into opportunity. For 35 years she has been helping people heal from problems that in many ways have been created by an irresponsible political establishment. She has an up close and personal understanding of the impact of bad policy on average American's lives.
Her book about the intersection of spirituality and politics, Healing the Soul of America, was released in 1997 and re-released in a revised edition earlier this year. Her book A POLITICS OF LOVE: Handbook for a New American Revolution, was released in April 2019. In total she has written 13 books, four reaching # 1 on the New York Times Best Sellers List.
Marianne has founded nonprofit organizations such as Project Angel Food, that in 1989 started delivering meals to homebound AIDS patients. The organization has now served over 11 million meals. She has also worked throughout her career on poverty, anti-hunger and racial reconciliation issues. She has advocated for reparations for slavery since the 1990's and was the first candidate in this presidential primary season to make it a pillar of her campaign. In 2004, she co-founded The Peace Alliance and supports the creation of a US Department of Peacebuilding. In addition, she advocates a cabinet level Dept. of Children and Youth adequately to address the chronic trauma of millions of American children.
Twitter: @marwilliamson (https://twitter.com/
Campaign video: Marianne Williamson for President 2020 (https://youtu.be/