Friday, December 4, 2009

Kucinich: Prolonging Afghan war a ‘threat to our national security’

Kucinich: Prolonging Afghan war a ‘threat to our national security’ By Daniel Tencer

"Far from being a necessary part of the US's national security strategy, the Afghanistan war is actually a threat to it, says Ohio congressman Dennis Kucinich."

“America is in the fight of its life and that fight is not in Afghanistan -- it's here," Kucinich declared. "We are deeply in debt. Our GDP is down. Our manufacturing is down. Our savings are down. The value of the dollar is down. Our trade deficit is up. Business failures are up. Bankruptcies are up.

“The war is a threat to our national security. We’ll spend over $100 billion next year to bomb a nation of poor people while we reenergize the Taliban, destabilize Pakistan, deplete our army and put more of our soldiers’ lives on the line. Meanwhile, back here in the USA, 15 million people are out of work. People are losing their jobs, their health care, their savings, their investments, and their retirement security. $13 trillion in bailouts for Wall Street, trillions for war; when are we going to start taking care of things here at home?”

“The people of Afghanistan don’t want to be saved by us," Kucinich said on the House floor Wednesday. "They want to be saved from us. Our presence and our Predator drones kill countless innocents, creating more US enemies and destabilizing Pakistan."

Dennis Kucinich is one of a very few people in Washington who isn't corrupt and has the guts to speak the truth. The fact that he isn't more popular is clear and convincing testimony to the power of the propaganda machine that has been playing America for the fool for a long time now.

"Dogs and philosophers do the greatest good and get the fewest rewards" -Diogenes


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