Dennis Kucinich and the Politics of Appeasement


Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1996. Kucinich does not believe that the U.S. should hold foreign states accountable for the actions of terrorists who operate within their borders. In this view, the 9/11 hijackers and their co-conspirators were an independent band of criminals who should have been prosecuted through legal, not military, channels. Says Kucinich: “When terrorists threaten our security, we must enforce the law and bring [them] to justice within our system of constitutional justice, without undermining the very civil liberties which permits our democracy to breathe.”

In Kucinich’s view, the U.S. is almost always to blame in matters of international conflict. He contends, for instance, that American anti-terrorism troops deployed in the Philippines, Yemen, Soviet Georgia, Columbia, and Indonesia only “create new possibilities for expanded war.” With regard to the military action that brought down the Taliban in 2001, he decried America’s “bombing of civilians in Afghanistan,” and lamented that “the blood of innocent people who perished on September 11 [was] avenged with the blood of innocent villagers in Afghanistan.” In September 2007 Kucinich went on Syrian television to condemn President Bush’s “illegal war” in Iraq.

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  • JACKASS PATRIOT

    Let's not forget Dennis Kucinich defended Slobodan Milosevic and his genocidal legions. the Racistist Ultra nationalist Serbs love him. Also he say there is no genocide in the Darfur. Also his 10th district is a heaven of Hutu, Serbian and Baathist war criminals along with the rise of anti-jewish attacks too. Bottomliune Dennis Kucinich needs to be defeated if not, the Jews, the Kosovoar Albainans and victims of the Rwanada genocide are not safe in the 10th Ohio congressional district

    BOTTOM LINE DENNIES KUCINICH IS PIMP AND A TERRORIST AND ETHINC CLEANSER CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER.

    BOTTOM LINE DENNIS KUCINICH IS A PRO-MILOSEVIC, PRO-MCVIEGH, PRO-OSAMA BIN LADEN, PRO-DARFUR GENOCIDE AND PRO-RWANDA GENOCIDE NEEDS TO BE STOP AND ARRESTED