What is 99,289?
That’s the number of people who have signed a petition opposing an attack on Iran.
What is 711?
No, it’s not a convenience store.
Oh, you didn’t think that? See, you’re quicker than our unitary executive!
That’s right: It’s the number of people — you and your friends — who have to spend 10 seconds each at http://www.dontattackiran.org
in order for us to be able to announce a total of 100,000 people opposing this looming aggressive and catastrophic war.
Can you help us clear this mark? It’s only a number, but it is a number we plan to announce in a big way that could have an impact on a White House and Congress that are already feeling the heat of public pressure and that rarest of forces: journalistic skepticism. But the moment is now. Have you signed the petition?