one today - will there be other congresspeople
taking a stand against evil?

Press Release -- Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich (OH10) -- Kucinich: This War is Wrong And Must End

Today, at a press conference on Capitol Hill, Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich (D-OH), who leads opposition to the war in Iraq, issued the following statement:

This Administration has never made its case for war against Iraq. It is an unjustified war, which the Administration continues to misrepresent and exaggerate. The most recent example is the Administration's characterization of international coalition support for this war.

ӓThis morning, President Bush once again exaggerated the extent of support for the war stating that the coalition of countries supporting this war is larger than the 1991 Gulf War. What Bush failed to mention was that back in 1991, all of the 34 coalition members offered military force, by contributing troops on the ground, aircraft, ships or medics.

This war involves the troops of only the U.S., Britain, Australia, Poland and Albania. Not even the three members of the Security Council that support the war, Spain, Italy, and Bulgaria are committing military support.

ӓThis Bush Administration has been adding coalition member to their list based on statements of moralӔ support. As the Washington Post reported last week, if this type of criteria was used back in 1991, the size of the coalition would likely have topped 100 countries.

Further, the total cost of the Gulf War to the United States was around $4 billion dollars. This time, the President has come to Congress requesting a $75 billion bill, all of which will be paid by U. S. taxpayers. Clearly, military and economic support from countries is far more important than statements of ӓwell-wishes.

ԓThis war must end now. It was unjust when it started last week, and is still unjust today. The U.S. should get out now and try to save the lives of American troops and Iraqi citizens. Most importantly, ending the war now and resuming weapons inspections could salvage world opinion of the United States, which has been deteriorating since the talk of war began. After all, the greatest threat to the United States at this time is terrorism, which is breeding from this war.

And today:
Kucinich: Stop War Now,
Bring Troops Home


Today, Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich (D-OH), who leads opposition in the House to the war in Iraq, issued the following statement:

ԓThis war is illegal and wrong, we must stop it now and bring our troops home.

As the human and fiscal costs of this war become clear, now more than ever it is urgent that the United States bring our troops home. We must end this war and allow the United Nations (UN) to search for suspected weapons of mass destruction and provide humanitarian relief to the people of Iraq.

ӓWe are at a critical point in this war. Our troops are poised on the edge of what almost all military experts say will be the toughest and potentially most deadly phase of this war. This war must end now. It was unjust when it started last week, and is still unjust today. The U.S. should get out now and try to save the lives of American troops and Iraqi citizens.
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  1. Lee, Well you inspired my—I’m not so sure it’s inspiring—blog today. Then I went and read your last couple of entries (glad to be back on the internet and be able to read good stuff).

    I think our difference of thinking is that you believe a political solution is possible. But I respectfully don’t. So what is a guy to do? When he can’t find the answer outside, he finds a candle and looks around in his own house. I am aware that some folks think this spiritual searching is a kind of cop out…but I think it is more at the root of the matter than anything. I support politicians who try to create peace through policy but I just have this horrible, sinking feeling that the God of War looks down and chuckles.

    As long as we’re trying…  Tony

    Posted by Tony Anthony  on  03/30  at  01:12 PM
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