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Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011

Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, has been an outspoken critic of U.S. military action in Libya since it began six months ago, even saying President Barack Obama’s policy amounted to “an impeachable offense.”

Now, as Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s regime appears to be toppling, Kucinich is ramping up his criticism with the contention that NATO commanders in Libya should be tried in court for killing civilians, Politico reports.

“NATO’s top commanders may have acted under color of international law, but they are not exempt from international law,” Kucinich said in a statement issued today.

“If members of the Gadhafi regime are to be held accountable, NATO’s top commanders must also be held accountable through the International Criminal Court for all civilian deaths resulting from bombing,” Kucinich said. “Otherwise, we will have witnessed the triumph of a new international gangsterism.”

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From: UpTakeVideo Mar 12, 2011

Representative Dennis Kucinich, (D- Ohio) attacks Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker for his trashing of workers’ rights. The Governor signed a bill that eliminated most collective bargaining rights for public employees. This “Speak Up For Workers’ Rights” rally happened after a massive protest at Wisconsin’s state capitol.

Kucinich on Obama: “Where is he?”

From: UpTakeVideo | Mar 13, 2011

Rep. Dennis Kucinich spoke with The UpTake after a forum for worker’s rights in Madison, Wisconsin. Asked about President Obama’s absence in Madison, Kucinich said: “He should be here. Where is he? He made a statement that he’s standing behind the workers – he should be standing in front of them. He’s the President. Lead. Show people you’re dedicated to worker’s rights.” Filmed at the Barrymore Theater in Madison, Wisconsin on 3/12/11.Interview by Jacob Wheeler for The UpTake

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Geezerpower

September 9, 2010

With the 9th. Anniversary of 911 Current U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan are reaching 95,000, more than we have in Iraq. We are leaving the Worlds largest embassy, Fortress America, in Iraq and currently working on a similar one in Pakistan, while boasting of 737 military bases worldwide.

As the frogwater becomes noticably warm, the AIPAC oriented congress along with a senate that is directly tied to the shadow government quietly acquiecse to eternal war and the invasion of Iran.

All this because of a war that was started based on a lie; weapons of mass destruction, the same reason that is being used for Iran. and implemented by accusations of terrorists in airliners flying into the World Trade Center buildings WTC 1 & WTC 2.

As many folks now believe the official story of the collapse of the buildings was fabricated and promoted by the NIST, it is important that there be an open and independent investigation to analyse the overly abundent evidence that there was more to it than airplanes, Al Qaeda, building fires and gravity.

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Dennis Kucinich Flips On Health Care Reform: Will Support The Bill

Huff Post- Ryan Grim First Posted: 03-17-10 10:15 AM   |   Updated: 03-17-10 10:51 AM

After an intense White House lobbying effort, Dennis Kucinich announced on Wednesday morning that he has decided to vote for health care reform when it comes before the House in the next few days, reversing his previous position and giving a boost to President Obama, congressional leaders and the reform effort.

“In the past week it’s become clear that the vote on the final health bill will be very close,” Kucinich said at a Capitol Hill news conference. “I take this vote with the utmost seriousness. I’m quite aware of the historic fight, which has lasted the last century.

“I have doubts about the bill. This is not the bill I wanted to support,” Kucinich said even as he promised that he would vote “yes” on the proposal.

“If my vote is to be counted, let it count now for passage of the bill, hopefully in the direction of comprehensive health care reform,” the Ohio Democrat said.

Kucinich had been one of the few remaining holdouts who felt that the bill did not go far enough. Kucinich, a former presidential candidate, objected that the bill did not include a robust public insurance option tied to Medicare rates and did not include a provision to allow states to enact single-payer legislation if they so chose. His support gives House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) a much-needed vote as she looks for 216 members to move the package through this week.

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Some articles and comments on Kucinich’s stance on health care reform:

LIMBUAGH PRO-HEALTH REFORM PROTESTERS KUCINICH & A TELLING NEW HEALTH CARE POLL

thevirtueallliberal | YouTube | 10 March 2010

Kucinich is a really good guy .However, I have to admit his purist stand on the public option is pissing me off . We get it Kucinich, your a strong advocate for the public option . However, don’t turn into a Ralph Nader ! Your going to be the spoiler for something that will not come around for another few life times . If your the cause of health care reform failer, you might as well put on the grim reaper costume . 45,000 and more will die because of your misguided stubbornness .”

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Dennis Kucinich on Standing up as the Sole Public Option and State’s Rights Health Reform Advocate

Rob Kall, OpEdNews, March 10, 2010

Tuesday, Markos Moulitsas, founder/owner of Dailykos.com, on the Keith Olbermann show with Lawrence McDonnell sitting in for Keith, discussed Congressman Kuncinich’s announcement that he was planning to vote against the health reform bill as it currently stands. Moulitsas suggested that Kucinich might be primaried. Earlier, on DailyKos, he called Kucinich a “little prick.” and said, “He’s someone who deserves a real primary.”

I spoke to congressman Kucinich for about half an hour, discussing why he’s voting against the bill, what it would take to change his mind, and the history that goes into the current situation.

Here’s a small part of what he said:

We need to keep the discussion going about alternatives, because every discussion about alternatives puts the pressure in the direction of trying to come up with a better bill. And even at this late date, it would be a huge mistake to just look at the bill and call it a day. No, no no. We have to fight for the best bill we can get all the way down the line and if despite our best efforts, it still can not meet the test of providing care for people instead of profits for insurance companies, then we have to reserve the right to oppose it.

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Kucinich, Other Progressives Stand Ground Against Attacks

Rob Kall, OpEdNews, March 11, 2010

I interviewed congressman Dennis Kucinich and other progressive leaders in health care reform to get his response to recent attacks and to find out his motivation and what would move him to change his vote. While Markos “Kos” Moulitsas attacks Kucinich, other progressives see him as a hero and saint.

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Kucinich to Obama: Be ‘bolder’ or ‘we could lose our country’

Raw Story- By Sahil Kapur
Thursday, January 28th, 2010 — 4:05 pm

‘Democratic Party must demonstrate it has the ability to govern’

WASHINGTON — Deeply disillusioned last week by his party’s insufficient response to the recession, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) said Thursday he views President Obama’s State of the Union as a step in the right direction but urged him to “be much bolder.”

“It would be helpful if he could take a page from Franklin Roosevelt,” Kucinich told Raw Story in an exclusive interview. “FDR saw the need for broad structural changes in the economy and also the need for government to invest and put America back to work.”

“If we can’t fix our economic injustices and improve the standard of living for regular people, we could lose our country.”

While Obama explicitly called for a new “jobs bill” in the speech, he didn’t put forth many details. What kinds of reforms would Kucinich like to see?

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Daniel Tencer | Raw Story | Sunday, Dec 27th, 2009

Obama ‘giving his generals a little too much leeway’

Congressman Dennis Kucinich says President Barack Obama ought to fire the generals who publicly aired their views on the war in Afghanistan during this fall’s deliberations on a troop surge.

The Ohio Democrat known for his anti-war views said there is “no question” that the president was pressured by the military into approving a 30,000-troop surge.

“Some of [Obama’s] generals made remarks publicly, which is unheard of,” Kucinich told Russia Today. “Generals are subordinate to the Commander-in-Chief. When generals start trying to suggest publicly what the president should do, they shouldn’t be generals anymore. That’s the way it works. And frankly, President Obama, who is a good man, has given his generals a little too much leeway.”

Kucinich also said that the Constitutional mechanism for declaring and waging war, which gives authority over the issue to Congress, has been eroded by successive presidencies that have not seen fit to ask Congress for permission for military campaigns abroad.

“We’ve had a series of presidents who have basically taken the initiative to go to war and hadn’t really checked with Congress,” Kucinich said. “Richard Nixon prolonged a war in Vietnam and he did so when many efforts were made by members of congress to cut off funds.”

Kucinich has tabled a resolution in Congress that calls for a vote on a withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.

The following video was broadcast on Russia Today, December 23, 2009.

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