Dennis Kucinich Once Again Speaks Out Against Iraq War


Cleveland Congressman Dennis Kucinich today made the following statement against the war supplemental on the House floor:

“Iraq did not have weapons of mass destruction, had no intention or capability of attacking United States, had nothing to do with Al-Qaida’s role in 9/11, and each and every statement made by the previous administration in support of going to war turned out to be false.

“Yet here we are. A new administration and the same old war, with an expansion of the war in Afghanistan. We cannot afford these wars. We cannot afford these wars spiritually. They are wars of aggression and they are based on lies. We cannot afford these wars financially. They add trillions to our national debt and destroy our domestic agenda. We cannot afford the human cost of these wars, the loss of lives of our beloved troops and the deaths of innocent civilians in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. So, why do we do this? Why do we keep funding wars when they are so obviously against truth and justice and when they undermine our military? These are matters of heart and conscience, which must be explored. Our ability to bring an end to these wars will be the real test of our power."

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Keep on speaking your message of strength through peace. I wish you were president; the world would be so much better. God Bless You, Rep. Dennis Kucinich. Kucinich 2012! It's a shame the media ignored/censored you, Wake Up America, Dennis Kucinich is The Real Deal!

The only Democrat willing to stand up for the people.

It's a sorry state of affairs when our politicians run on platforms of "ending the war", and then reveal that "end" actually means "escalate" once they're in office.

I wish there were other politicians in our country with as much backbone and moral fortitude as Mr. Kucinich. Unfortunately, he stands alone in a crowd of spineless warmongers and corporate creeps.

I love the way Dennis Kucinich helps the right-wingers with their amnesia by not letting them forget that they LIED about the reasons they gave to invade Iraq. Dennsi knew the real reason was the oil and said so. Dennis is also right about single payer healthcare. I really enjoy the way he gets in the face of special interests. Keep up the good work Dennis, somebody has to state the obvious and cut through the propaganda!

Iraq did not have weapons of mass destruction, had no intention or capability of attacking United States, had nothing to do with Al-Qaida’s role in 9/11, and each and every statement made by the previous administration in support of going to war turned out to be false.
I agree this point.

Yet here we are. A new administration and the same old war, with an expansion of the war in Afghanistan.