Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Opposition to the War
Like so many Americans, I am deeply concerned about growing tensions between the U.S. and Iran. The strike that led to Soleimani’s death on January 3rd was reckless, impetuous, and to be clear - an act of war.
I am one of the few Iranian-Americans running for Congress. My father fled Iran in 1979 precisely because of men like Soleimani. He was an evil man responsible for thousands of deaths and plotted terrorist attacks against the United States and our allies.
If the last few days have shown us anything, it’s that the Trump administration has put thousands of our servicemen and women, as well as the region’s innocent civilians in harm's way, while at the same time threatening to further destabilize the region.
Not only does the possibility of war with Iran jeopardize the safety of millions of Iranians who do not support the current regime, but the escalation has resulted in the wrongful detainment of Iranian-Americans at the U.S. border.
This is not how foreign policy should be conducted – especially not from a golf course.
This is not a decision you make lightly just to get yourself re-elected.
Most importantly, this is not who we are as Americans. Now, more than ever, it’s clear that the Trump Administration does not speak for us.
-- Dary Rezvani
Dary Rezvani is a Fresno native, small business owner, and accountant, who is running for Congress in California's 22nd Congressional District to defeat Rep. Devin Nunes. Dary is running on a bold, progressive platform to protect limited water in the Central Valley, invest in our public schools, pass universal healthcare for all, comprehensively reform our immigration system, prioritize action on climate change, and improve our flawed criminal justice system. If you would like to learn more about Dary's campaign, please visit daryforcongress.com.
Also see: David Nunez' Cow