Human beings will be happier - not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That's my utopia.
"A Kucinich rally was held at the Capitol on Friday and featured former United Nations weapons inspector Scott Ritter, an early critic of the war in Iraq.
Ritter, a former U.S. Marine, was a weapons inspector in Iraq from 1991 to 1998. He has been a vocal critical of the Bush administration's policy on Iraq.
Ritter said he is a registered Republican who voted for Bush in 2000, but he won't this year 'because I feel so strongly about holding him accountable for what he's done in our name.'
Ritter called Iraq 'the defining issue of our time' and said Kucinich is the only Democratic candidate with a plan to get the United States out of Iraq."
Kucinich might not end up the party's nominee, Ritter acknowledged. But his proposal for a Department of Peace to ensure the United States doesn't head down a path of destruction is "something that every single Democratic candidate must embrace if we are to survive as a nation."