The Progressive: Kucinich Hits His Stride
"Go, Dennis, go."
Kucinich may not be high in the polls, but he's running a campaign of high principle, and for that he should be applauded.
"It's time for us to end the occupation of Iraq," he said, barely a minute into his speech, with the crowd of 200 cheering him on. "It's time to bring the U.N. in and the U.S. out, and bring our troops home."
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Calling the war "illegal" and saying that the Bush Administration "lied" when it took the nation into war, Kucinich said, "I'm the one candidate who consistently opposed the war and consistently opposes the occupation."
Kucinich said he, unlike Bush, had an exit strategy. The Congressman from Ohio explained how "the U.N. would take charge of all of Iraq's oil reserves, without privatization, and the U.N. would handle all the contracts."
Said Kucinich: "No more sweetheart deals for Halliburton. No more war profiteering."
Directly taking on Bush's reckless, newfangled foreign policy, Kucinich said it was time to "abandon preemption and unilateralism." The United States should rejoin the rest of the world and become "a nation among nations. That's the way we'll protect the USA."