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Clinton Joins Webb on Iran Legislation

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After voting in support of the Lieberman-Kyl legislation, Hilary Clinton will now co-sponsor a bill with Jim Webb—an opponent of the Lieberman-Kyle bill—and re-introduce it to the Senate. The bill “prohibits the use of funds for military operations against Iran without explicit Congressional authorization (S. 759).”

The memo also states:

Senator Clinton added, “Iran has gained expanded influence in Iraq and the region as a result of the Bush Administration’s polices which have also rejected diplomacy as a tool for addressing Iranian ambitions. I continue to support and advocate for a policy of entering into talks with Iran, because robust diplomacy is a prerequisite to achieving our aims. I also support strong economic sanctions against Iran, including designating the Iranian Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organization, to improve our leverage with the Iranian regime.”

“Any military action against Iran will have an immediate impact on our troops serving in Iraq, our allies in the region as well as long term U.S. strategic interests. Senator’s Webb’s legislation insures that Congress will play its constitutional role of providing proper oversight over the Administration’s policy toward Iran. Congressional oversight and debate can help avoid the mistakes and blunders that have afflicted U.S. policy in Iraq. We cannot allow recent history to repeat itself.”

Irancove @ October 3, 2007

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