The United States was on the path to peace with Iran. Now we have moved to a war footing which will threaten stability in the region, put countless American lives at risk, and ruin all of our efforts to rebuild our relationship with Iran and bring them into the global community. War is a regressive step and we need to show the world that while we have the capability to defend ourselves we also have the best diplomatic abilities and can avoid conflict. Our brutal sanctions against Iran have made virtually impossible to enter into a negotiating framework with the nation. We should go back to the Iran deal and begin to make real progress towards lasting peace. Angry rhetoric and threats do not solve problems, reason and diplomacy does. It is up to congress to protect the will of the American people and we do not want another endless war without merit or reason. You can act to put a stop to this mad dash to war. Look at how we now view the Iraq war and the war in Afghanistan— as unmitigated disasters. Don’t make the same mistake a third time.