Fw: Press Release: Hawaii County Mayor, Harry Kim signs on to resolution opposing military intervention in Iran


----- Original Message -----
From: Harry Kim
Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 3:07 PM
Subject: Re: Our mayor hasn't signed yet :( - Here's current (growing) list of who has:

Dear Mr. Albertini,
Mayor Kim asked me to inform you that he has already sent his name in to sign the resolution.
Dixie Kaetsu
Managing Director
County of Hawaii
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, July 12, 2008 8:25 AM
Subject: Fw: Our mayor hasn't signed yet :( - Here's current (growing) list of who has:

Aloha Harry,
Below is a list of signers so far.  Please consider signing.  Mahalo.
Jim Albertini
Malu `Aina Center For Non-violent Education & Action
P.O. Box AB
`Ola`a (Kurtistown), Hawaii 96760
Phone 808-966-7622
email ja@interpac.net
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, July 12, 2008 6:46 AM
Subject: Our mayor hasn't signed yet :( - Here's current (growing) list of who has:

List of mayors that have signed on to the resolution:

The Honorable Bob Kiss
Mayor of Burlington, VT

The Honorable Ron Dellums
Mayor of Oakland, CA

The Honorable Bill Baarsma
Mayor of Tacoma, WA

The Honorable Mary Claire Higgins
Mayor of Northampton, MA

The Honorable Joy Cooper
Mayor of Hallandale Beach, FL

The Honorable Marty Blum
Mayor of Santa Barbara, CA

The Honorable Dan Coody
Mayor of Fayetteville, AK

The Honorable Kevin Foy
Mayor of Chapel Hill, NC

The Honorable Gayle McLaughlin
Mayor of Richmond, CA

The Honorable Kitty Piercy
Mayor of Eugene, OR

The Honorable Elaine Walker
Mayor of Bowling Green, KY

The Honorable Jeff Prang
Mayor of West Hollywood, CA

The Honorable Rhine McLin
Mayor of Dayton, OH

The Honorable Jennifer Hosterman
Mayor of Pleasanton, CA

The Honorable Laurel Lunt Prussing
Mayor of Urbana, IL

The Honorable Anthony B Santos
Mayor of San Leandro, CA

The Honorable J. Christian Bollwage
Mayor of Elizabeth, NJ

The Honorable Scott J. Brook
Mayor of Coral Springs, FL

The Honorable Bruce R. Williams
Mayor of Takoma Park, MD

The Honorable William D. 'Bill' Euille
Mayor of Alexandria, VA

The Honorable R.T. Rybak
Mayor of Minneapolis, MN

The Honorable Dave Norris
Mayor of Charlottesville, VA

The Honorable James M. Baker
Mayor of Wilmington, DE

The Honorable Carolyn K. Peterson
Mayor of Ithaca, NY

The Honorable Craig Covey
Mayor of Ferndale, MI

The Honorable E. Denise Simmons
Mayor of Cambridge, MA

The Honorable N. Dale Thompson
Mayor of Condon, OR

The Honorable Sue Greenwald
Mayor of Davis, CA

The Honorable Tom Potter
Mayor of Portland, OR

The Honorable David Coss
Mayor of Santa Fe, NM

The Honorable Lois Frankel
Mayor of West Palm Beach, FL

The Honorable Matthew T. Ryan
Mayor of Binghamton, NY

The Honorable Bruce Botelho
Mayor of Juneau, AK

The Honorable Thomas Dias
Mayor of Ancram, NY

The Honorable Don Ness
Mayor of Duluth, MN

The Honorable Andrew S. Adil
Mayor of Wethersfield, CT

The Honorable Frank Cownie
Mayor of Des Moines, IA

The Honorable Shaena Peterson
Mayor of Bay City, OR


WHEREAS, The President and members of his administration have alleged that Iran poses an imminent threat to the United States, U.S. troops in the Middle East and U.S. allies, and

WHEREAS, these allegations are similar to the lead-up to the Iraq War and U.S. occupation, with the selective use of information and unsubstantiated accusations about Iran's nuclear program and its supply of weapons to Iraqi forces as centerpieces of a case to the American people for aggression against Iran, and

WHEREAS, Iran has not threatened to attack the United States, and no compelling evidence has been presented to document that Iran poses a real and imminent threat to the security and safety of the United States that would justify an unprovoked unilateral pre-emptive military attack; and

WHEREAS, we support the people of Iran who are struggling for freedom and democracy, and nothing herein should be misconstrued as support for the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, but it should be understood that a unilateral, pre-emptive U.S. military attack on Iran could well prove counterproductive to the cause of promoting freedom and democracy there; and

WHEREAS, a 2007 National Intelligence Estimate (NIE), representing the consensus view all 16 U.S. intelligence agencies, concluded that Iran froze its nuclear weapons program in 2003, and an earlier NIE concluded that Iran's involvement in Iraq "is not likely to be a major driver of violence" there, and

WHEREAS, an attack on Iran is likely to cause untold thousands of American and Iranian casualties, lead to major economic dislocations, and threaten even greater destabilization in the Middle East, and

WHEREAS, a pre-emptive U.S. military attack on Iran would violate international law and our commitments under the U.N. Charter and further isolate the U.S. from the rest of the world; and

WHEREAS, an attack on Iran is likely to inflame hatred for the U.S. in the Middle East and elsewhere, inspire terrorism, and lessen the security of Americans, and

WHEREAS, the Iraq war and occupation has already cost the lives of over 4,000 American soldiers, the maiming and wounding of over 38,000 American soldiers, the death and maiming of over one million Iraqi civilians, and

WHEREAS, the Iraq War and occupation has cost U.S. taxpayers more than $500 billion, depriving our cities of much-need funds for services and infrastructure, and

WHEREAS, except at our peril, we cannot ignore the history of U.S. government mis-information used to inspire U.S. aggression in Vietnam and again in Iraq, as embodied in the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution and more recently in the what we know now as false claims of weapons of mass destruction, and

WHEREAS, any conflict with Iran is likely to incur far greater costs and divert more precious national resources away from critical human needs, now therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the undersigned Mayors hereby urge the Bush Administration to pursue diplomatic engagement with Iran on nuclear issues and ending the violence in Iraq, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the undersigned Mayors urge Congress to prohibit the use of funds to carry out any military action against Iran without explicit Congressional authorization, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that suitable copies of the resolution be forwarded to President George W. Bush and all members of Congress.



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