Kucinich Calls for Cutting Off Iraq War Funds

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    "That’s the only way we’re going to end this war."

    Nov 15, 2006

    Congressman Kucinich called Wednesday for cutting off funding of the Iraq war, as the surest way out of Iraq. His statements were made in an interview by Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman.

    "I want to say that there's one solution here, and it's not to engage in a debate with the President, who has taken us down a path of disaster in Iraq, but it's for Congress to assume the full power that it has under the Constitution to cut off funds. We don't need to keep indulging in this debate about what to do, because as long as we keep temporizing, the situation gets worse in Iraq.

    "We have to determine that the time has come to cut off funds. There’s enough money in the pipeline to achieve the orderly withdrawal that Senator McGovern is talking about. But cut off funds, we must. That's the ultimate power of the Congress, the power of the purse. That's how we'll end this war, and that’s the only way we’re going to end this war.

    "We need to shift our direction."

    "We have to take a whole new approach. We’re spending over $400 billion a year, money that's also needed for healthcare, for education, for job creation, for seniors. We have to take a new look at this. We need to be a strong country, but strength isn't only military. Strength is also the economic strength of the people, their chance to have good neighborhoods. We spend more money than all the countries of the world put together for the military.

    "It's time for us to start to shift our vision about who we are as a nation, because if we don't do that -- we’re borrowing money right now to wage the war in Iraq. We’re borrowing money from China. We’re not looking at our trade deficit. We’re not looking at conditions, where people are going bankrupt trying to pay their hospital bills. We need to shift our direction, and the direction has to be away from the continued militarization of the United States society."
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    The next step will be to try soldiers as war criminals.
     
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    While I disagree with the *starting* of the Iraq war for a number of reasons, the current situation dictates that we continue our involvement until such time that the Iraqi government (what government) is is politically stable.

    The idea that this would be a year or two is complete ignorance. The regime change is so significant, I doubt stability can be achieved in less than 10 years. Such is the folly of starting the war in the first place. Regardless, it's the bed we made and we now must sleep in it, otherwise much greater instability in the region will result.

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    Think he's a racist? He honestly seems to care NOTHING about the Iraqi People.

    I hate idiots who sacrifice America's (and the world's) future for political gain. :(
     
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    Who the heck cares what this socialist says?
     
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    Dennis was successful several years ago in cutting off the oxygen supply to his brain.
     

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