Lieberman criticized by audience members at Arab American political conference
At the Arab American Institute's National Leadership Conference "Vote 2004: An Agenda for Peace and Justice"
Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (D-Conn.) was booed and heckled Friday by an audience of Arab Americans as a parade of presidential hopefuls made their appeals to a constituency that is gaining recognition as an increasingly important swing vote in the 2004 campaign.
a personal note:
"What about the wall?" shouted several of those attending the Arab American Institute leadership conference in Detroit.
By contrast, Kucinich drew cheers when he identified himself as the only candidate who had voted against both the Patriot Act and the resolution authorizing use of military force against Iraq. Kucinich explicitly called on Israel to "stop building walls and stop building new settlements," and Kerry, in an apparent reference to the wall, said, "We do not need another barrier to peace."
I was there with Kucinich supporters and there was a definite energy and goodwill. An elderly man standing next to us commented, "I like him, he is a good man
", and, as we walked out, a young woman sincerely thanked us for coming, referencing Dennis Kucinich as "the ideal leader."
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