For Immediate Release: May 15, 2019
Marianne Williamson on Iran: We Don’t Want Iraq and Vietnam Redux
COLUMBIA -- “The United States has ordered all non-emergency government employees to leave Iraq immediately, citing concerns about possible imminent threats from Iran against US forces.
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.”