Opponents of military attacks on Iran petition Walz
This story came from KEYC-TV in Mankato. A similar event occurred here in Rochester.
"Activists paid a visit to U.S. Rep. Tim Walz's Mankato and Rochester offices Thursday. Members of Moveon.org and others presented a petition with more than 200 signatures asking Walz to back a bill that would require Congressional approval for military action in Iran.
Mike Daly said the purpose action of the action is to send an unambigious signal to the president that just because he can wage war in Iraq, he should not feel he has war authorization in Iran. Walz says he agrees with the petitioners in principle, but that safeguards are already in place. Walz said, "We have more tools to make sure the President is constrained than just this. I think those are the things that the President understands; his responsibility and ours are the same. But they need to be done responsibly and based on good evidence."
Walz says he's not sure that the bill will make it past Congress, but he believes President Bush lacks the support to wage war in Iran."