As it relates to members of Congress, Rabbi Lerner concludes, "The American Jewish Establishment, operating through AIPAC and many other sources, has aligned itself with this crusade of folly, first in Iraq and now in Iran. And, they have been able to call upon many of their supporters in Congress to do likewise."
Rabbi Lerner does see another option. "We in the Network of Spiritual Progressives call it the "Strategy of Generosity" and we’ve developed a specific manifestation of that when we call for a Global Marshall Plan as the best way for the U.S. and Israel to achieve homeland security."
They have found that this is the "only plausible alternative to the ‘Strategy of Domination’ and this has been introduced to Congress as House Resolution 1078 two months ago by Congressman Keith Ellison and others."
Please read more of Rabbi Michael Lerner’s remarks in his OpEdNews post here.
A final thought: Those of us who disagree with the course our government has established can blog and comment relentlessly, but without consistent direct action, we won’t veer far from it. As Ray McGovern, CIA analyst turned activist, often says - sometimes you gotta put your body into it.
Iran Resolution Must Change by Robert Wexler 7/9/08
Vice Admiral Jack Shanahan, U.S. Navy (ret.)
Dr. Lawrence Korb, Former Asst. Secretary of Defense
Lt. General Robert G. Gard, Jr. , U.S. Army (ret.), Chairman, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation