Posted by Ronald Kane Hardy at Green Party Watch
In a press release the Green Party (US) is coming out critical of Barack Obama and his recent statements regarding Iran:
WASHINGTON, DC — Green Party leaders and candidates expressed alarm that presumed Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama has joined President Bush in threatening a US attack on Iran
In a speech last week before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), Sen. Obama said, “I will do everything in my power to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. Everything in my power. Everything.” The speech confirmed Sen. Obama’s earlier claim that the Iranian government is “a threat to all of us” and “we should take no option, including military action, off the table.”
“Barack Obama’s language implies that, instead of repudiating the neo-con doctrine of ‘preemptive’ invasion, he may be ready to endorse a US attack on Iran for the same reason the Bush White House is making such threats,” said Candace Caveny, Michigan Green Party candidate for Congress (10th District).
“The deceptions now being used to justify an attack on Iran recall the fraudulent claims of WMDs and a Saddam Hussein-al-Qaeda conspiracy that got us into the current war. The rest of the world — especially Middle Eastern nations — understands that the real goals are US domination in the region, control over the Middle East oil spigot, and aid for Israel’s strategic military objectives,” said Rodger Jennings, Green candidate for US Congress in Illinois’ 12th District (http://www.rodgerjennings.org).
“The only resolution to growing Middle and Near East tensions is multilateral nuclear disarmament, combined with a complete withdrawal of US troops from Iraq and pressure on Israel to observe human rights and UN directives to end the occupation of Palestinian territories,” said Jason Wallace, Green candidate for Illinois (11th District) (http://www.electwallace.us). “Unfortunately, Barack Obama’s speech before AIPAC signals that his administration would make no such demands on Israel, and he has shown disregard for international law and for UN Security Council resolutions stating that the acquisition of territory by force is illegitimate.”