"Rep. Gohmert introduces resolution endorsing an Israeli military strike on Iran."
As the Obama administration continues to attempt to productively engage Iran over its nuclear program, while also forging an international coalition to pressure Iran, many on the right, many on the right have been agitating for military action by the United States or Israel. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) has introduced a resolution to endorse an Israeli military strike against Iran, supporting “Israel’s right to use all means necessary” to disrupt Iran’s nuclear program:
A draft resolution is circulating among members of the House of Representatives that endorses an Israeli military attack on Iran “if no other peaceful solution can be found within reasonable time.” The resolution, written by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) and currently being circulated for cosponsors prior to its introduction, does not clarify what is meant by a “reasonable time.”
“The United States does not want or seek war with Iran” the resolution states in its introductory section, “but it will continue to keep all options open to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.” It goes on to express support for “Israel’s right to use all means necessary to confront and eliminate nuclear threats posed by Iran…including the use of military force.”
During a press conference at the Pentagon last month, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen aired his fears about a military assault on Iran: “I worry a lot about the unintended consequences of any sort of military action. For now, the diplomatic and the economic levers of international power are and ought to be the levers first pulled.”