This just in from Just Foreign Policy:
A congressional letter re the U.S. Boat to Gaza was sent to Secretary Clinton today and posted here: Six members of Congress signed on to Rep. Dennis Kucinich's letter calling on Secretary Clinton to "work with the Israeli government to ensure the safety of the U.S. citizens on board" the U.S. Boat to Gaza, the Audacity of Hope. The letter was sent to Secretary Clinton on Friday, June 24th.
Check out the letter. No endorsement of the flotilla, no word on the siege of Gaza. "We wholeheartedly support Israel's right, and indeed its duty, to protect its citizens from security threats." And:
"In order to avoid another confrontation this year, we urge all parties to practice maximum restraint and avoid violence."
Hear that, flotilla passengers?
Not a word about safe passage. Not a word about safe passage. Because you can't call for a flotilla to be let in to Gaza. All you can say is, don't kill them. Triumph.
More from Just Foreign Policy:
In addition to Rep. Kucinich, signers included: Rep. William Lacy Clay, Sam Farr, Bob Filner, Eleanor Holmes Norton, and Barbara Lee. Just Foreign Policy applauds these members of Congress for speaking out for the safety of the U.S. passengers on the Audacity of Hope. Policy Director of Just Foreign Policy Robert Naiman will be a passenger on the U.S. Boat to Gaza. In a press statement released today, Naiman noted, "State Department officials have an obligation to speak out against threats to attack us. It is deeply disappointing that they have so far failed to do so.”