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Defense Secretary Leon Panetta believes that Israel will strike Iran this spring—before Iran even begins building a nuclear bomb. Both he and President Barack Obama are said to have warned the Israelis that the United States opposes an attack, which would derail the international economic sanctions program and other non-military efforts to stop Iran from building the bomb.

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This petition is also being targeted to Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum.

Letter to
Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich
Presidential Candidate Ron Paul
Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum
and 4 others
Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
President of the United States
I just signed the following petition addressed to: Congressional and Presidential Candidates, including President Barack Obama.

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Dear Congressional and Presidential Candidates, including President Barack Obama:

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta believes that Israel will strike Iran this spring—before Iran even begins building a nuclear bomb. Both he and President Barack Obama are said to have warned the Israelis that the United States opposes an attack, which would derail the international economic sanctions program and other non-military efforts to stop Iran from building the bomb.

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak guesses if Tehran retaliates, Israel would suffer fewer than 500 civilian fatalities. He does not even consider the thousands of Iranian civilians who could be killed or wounded by Israeli preemptive airstrikes.

Iranian leaders have consistently said their nuclear program is for peaceful purposes. An unprovoked Israeli air strike—illegal under international law—would strengthen Iran’s leaders, promote domestic solidarity and gain sympathy and support from Iran’s neighbors.

Iran could retaliate by targeting American ships and troops in the region and closing the Strait of Hormuz. Oil prices would soar, devastating the fragile global economy.

The White House hasn’t yet decided how the United States would respond if the Israelis attack. If Israel acts on its own, the United States should cut $3 billion in military aid it gives to Israel each year.

We cannot afford a new war in this volatile region. I will not give my vote in November to anyone who supports bombing Iran.

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Sincerely,