Commentary: Watershed Vote
President Ahmadinejad speaks to the U.N. Security Council as U.S.
battleships point their missiles at Iran's forehead, but the fact is that
if the Security Council sanctions Iran, it will be telling the nations of
the General Assembly that it can use its economic fist against them, too,
if they attempt to bring their people into 21st century prosperity by
developing nuclear energy for peaceful economic purposes.
It is a watershed time for economic democracy. As a nation, we once
prospered because corporations learned that making products is not
enough. Everyone must be able to buy that product. Material prosperity
can be a mixed blessing, but economic injustice is certainly an evil, one
which often explodes into wars. All of us will be watching the House of
Representatives vote on war appropriations.
- Jean G. Braun