Prevent Trump’s war against Iran

Decent people must prevent Trump from starting a totally unnecessary war against Iran.

Obama helped the U.S., France, Germany, United Kingdom, Russia, China and Iran use diplomacy to create a deal that stopped Iran’s nuclear weapons program. This Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has been working very well.

The only people who oppose the JCPOA are Trump and hawks who have always wanted war against Iran.

George W. Bush lied and falsely claimed that Iraq was building certain weapons. Bush rejected diplomacy in order to start his war against Iraq in 2003 – a war we are still fighting.

Compare Iran’s peaceful history with the U.S.’s extreme militarism:

  • Iran has never had any nuclear weapons, but the U.S. has 7,200.
  • Iran is not violating the Non-Proliferation Treaty, but the U.S. violates the NPT by not eliminating our nuclear weapons, and by building new ones.
  • Iran spends $303 per capita on its military, but the U.S. spends $2,057 per capita (nearly 7 times as much).
  • Iran has 0 foreign bases – and has started 0 wars in centuries – but the U.S. has more than 800 foreign bases in more than 70 countries.
  • Iran has not militarily invaded another country for 200 years, but the U.S. has invaded more than 70 countries and overthrown many democracies in the past 70 years.
  • The U.S. overthrew Iran’s democracy in 1953 in a war for oil and installed an extremely brutal dictator.

Every international problem needs diplomacy – not threats and war.


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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093