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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Kucinich Urges Colleagues to Find Will to End Occupation

Why oh Why do the DEMS need urging on this matter ?
The Repugs got us into this mess. The DEMS will probably eventually bail us out
after what though ?
More lives? How Many ?
How much more money ?
How many more years ?
What if someone else actually attacks us ?
What if we need all those resources here at home
say for a natural disaster like a HURRICANE ?
Seems the responsible thing to do is get the hell out of there.
After no WMD were found we should have apologized,
gave them some money to help rebuild, then have left.

It is abundantly clear most of the violence is sectarian,
and the "terrorist" are just people that are pissed we are there in the first place.
They wernt there before, so it is clear to me, there will be less of them if we leave.
We have done nothing but damage and murder since the inception of this illegal war.
The US now looks like a bunch of bungling idiots and bafoons
not to mention torturers thief's and murderers.
The people of the U.S. need an immediate cup of Latte
Time to wake up.
Close to 1 million people DEAD that would not be had we never invaded.
We were sold on LIES of yellow cake and aluminum tubes
but for some reason do not want to hold anyone responsible .
As long as our precious way of life doesnt change significantly
we sleep through world issues. Until that is it comes back to bite us on the ass.
Then its time to blame some other country bomb them too
so we can go back to our self indulged coma.


make a statement
political art - Gunpoint Democracy

Kucinich Urges Colleagues to Find Will to End Occupation

WASHINGTON, May. 24 /PRNewswire/ --

WASHINGTON, May 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D., Ohio) will vote No on the latest bill to fund the continued occupation of Iraq. Kucinich is the only Democrat running for President who has consistently voted against funding the war. Today he said that Congress' failure to end the occupation of Iraq is the result of a lack of will to do so on the part of his colleagues and his party's leadership.

"Just as the Democrats could have prevented the invasion of Iraq in 2003, when Senators Edwards, Clinton, Biden, and Dodd supported it," Kucinich said, "and just as the Democrats could have ended the occupation of Iraq at any point by ending the funding, while Senators Clinton, Obama, Biden, and Dodd have voted over and over again to fund it, so too the Democratic leadership could have ended the occupation this week by not bringing any funding bills up for votes."

"The Democratic Party has to choose," Kucinich said, "between standing for peace or continuing to support war and occupation, between heeding the demand of the voters last November or caving in to the demands of President Bush and Vice President Cheney. We can't have it both ways. We can't facilitate the passage of another bill to fund the war and at the same time claim that we want the war to end. The public sees through such hypocritical maneuvering."

"It's instructive," Kucinich added, "that the leadership removed from the Supplemental a requirement that the president gain Congress's consent before launching an additional aggressive war against Iran. Senator Clinton, Senator Obama, and former Senator Edwards have all said that with regard to Iran all options are on the table, a thinly veiled euphemism for a unilateral preemptive military attack."

"If Senators Clinton, Obama, Biden, and Dodd want to end the occupation of Iraq," Kucinich noted, "they can vote against any more funding, and they can filibuster bills that provide it. I urge every Senator to take that step."

Kucinich was one of seven Democrats in the House to vote No this morning on the Rule to bring the latest war funding bill to a vote.

On Wednesday, Kucinich spoke for a full hour on the House floor, pointing out that this is the third Supplemental offered by the Democrats that has demanded that Iraq pass a hydrocarbon law that would set the stage for the wholesale privatization of Iraq's oil industry.

Kucinich argued against invading Iraq prior to the 2003 vote that authorized it. He published his case against it and helped persuade many of his colleagues to vote No. Kucinich challenged the legality of the war in court in an effort to prevent it. He proposed a detailed plan to end the occupation of Iraq over three years ago. His current plan is found in his bill HR 1234. Kucinich is the only Democratic Presidential candidate who has voted against every new funding bill for the occupation, including the recent Supplemental. At the time of the last vote on the Supplemental, Kucinich was the only Member of Congress to both vote No and to urge his colleagues to vote No. He supports using the power of the purse to end the war. He opposes any attack on Iran and proposes formally forswearing the use of so-called preventive war. He has proposed the creation of a Department of Peace to address international and domestic violence.
Kucinich for President

CONTACT: David Swanson of Kucinich for President, +1-202-329-7847

Web site: http://www.kucinich.us//


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