In the wake of the Iranian elections, Congress is being bombarded with messages telling them that the victory of an avowed Iranian political moderate means nothing, and that rather than seeing this as an opening for diplomacy, the U.S. should respond to the election with additional sanctions and saber-rattling. This is an approach that makes sense only if the goal is to actively undermine the possibility of a diplomatic solution in order to clear the path for war. The Dent-Price letter offers members of Congress a chance to send a very different message, both to President Obama and to the new Iranian president. This message says simply: We want to give diplomacy a chance.
Please urge your member of Congress to join this sensible call.