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Congressman Filner Critiques Bush Policy on Iran

San Diego Democratic Congressman Bob Filner says the government's policies on Iran are failing. Jodi Breisler reports from Capitol Hill.       

President Bush has said no option is off the table in dealing with Iran.  Filner says a U.S. attack on Iran would be a disaster.

Filner : We know from our terrible experiences with the Iraqi invasion that we cannot invade Iran nor should we try to appease these oppressors of human rights in Iran with such steps as listing the MEK on a terrorist list.

Filner says that’s what the Clinton Administration was trying to do in 1997 when the MEK -- an Iranian opposition group -- was added to the list.

The State Department softened their tone recently in describing the group. Filner says he’s optimistic that State officials may change the MEK’s status -- which would allow U.S. citizens to provide financial help.

From Capitol News Connection in Washington, I'm Jodi Breisler for KPBS News.

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