Party head calls for Sen. Lieberman to resign over Iran
This news item, reported in a local Connecticut paper, gladdens my heart. John Orman helped Joe Lieberman keep his Senate seat, after he lost the primary last year, by forming a new political party to support him. But John Orman now has called on Lieberman to resign, because of the senator's public advocacy for attacking Iran.
Orman, a political science professor, understands the danger of escalation into full-scale nuclear war, and is doing his utmost to display his deep, deep concern. We should all be doing this.
The most direct way is to work on impeaching Cheney, who is the leader of the hawks pushing to nuke Iran. HR 333 calls for impeaching Cheney on these grounds, and on the basis of his lying us into Iraq.
Call your Congressperson, and ask him/her to cosponsor HR 333. Toll-free number: 800-862-5530. or 202-224-3121.
With the outcry so far, the supposed date for attacking Iran has been pushed back 6 months, to next January. But the danger is far from over. The hawks are relentless and must be stopped. Join John Orman in saying NO to WW III. Join the push to impeach Cheney now.
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In the name of the Prince of Peace,
WASHINGTON — Connecticut for Lieberman Party Chairman John Orman called Tuesday for Sen. Joe Lieberman to resign, saying his advocacy of a military strike against Iran could explode into a global conflict.
"He has crossed the line," said Orman, a professor of politics at Fairfield University. "His unilateral warmongering could lead to a new World War III."
During an appearance on "Face the Nation" on CBS Sunday, Lieberman said the United States should consider a military strike against Iran because of Tehran's involvement in Iraq. ...
Orman, a former Democrat, switched party affiliation and took over the Connecticut for Lieberman Party earlier this year. Lieberman created the party last August to run for re-election as an independent after losing the state's Democratic primary to Ned Lamont of Greenwich. However, Lieberman never joined the new party and remains a registered Democrat.
Orman issued a news release Tuesday asking Lieberman to immediately resign and urging Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell to appoint Susan Henshaw, secretary of the Connecticut for Lieberman Party, as his replacement...