“‘I don’t think we should preclude an attack on Iran if it’s necessary,’ Ald. Bernie Stone (50th) grumbled to John Mearsheimer, a University of Chicago political science professor,” the Tribune reports.
“‘When would it be necessary?’ asked Mearsheimer, an expert on international security policy.
“‘That I don’t know,’ said Stone, an expert on zoning policy.”
“We’ve always taken up issues besides collecting the garbage,” said Ald. Freddrenna Lyle (6th).
The Evanston City Council is also conducting foreign affairs.
“Evanston resident Robert Atkins was the lone citizen speaker to challenge some of the statements contained within the resolution,” the Pioneer Press reports.
“In all due respect,” he told aldermen, “you were not elected to debate and pass resolutions bearing on future military options and strategies. And you certainly were not elected to debate and pass a resolution which officially puts our diverse community in a partisan political uniform many of us choose not to wear.”