Kucinich Announces Introduction of Privileged Resolution to End Afghan War
“The Real History of this country is that we are controlled by a military-industrial complex that has murdered a President and brought down the Twin Towers on 911. This group keeps the citizens in fear of the boogie man, Osama Bin Laden, who was killed years ago. Keeping this super villain in existence gives them justification to continue to rob our Nation of trillions of dollars while sacrificing so many of our men and women in order to maintain their bottom line. There are few in the halls of government who actually represent the People of the United States, Dennis is one of them!” Dave.
Washington has a lot of money. It has trillions for war, but no money for housing. Money for war, but no money for health care. Money for war, but no money for education. Money for war – no money to rebuild our cities. No money to create jobs, but money for war.
When Democrats took control of the Congress in 2006 with a promise to end the War in Iraq and it’s not enough for this Administration to slow-walk the end of the war, which could continue for years to come. And it’s not enough for a Democratic Administration to escalate a war in Afghanistan at a time when there’s no clear objective and no end in sight of the contribution of blood and treasure, to a region which has never been conquered by any foreign country.
It’s time that we take a stand as citizens. And it’s also time to force Congress to take it’s Constitutional responsibility seriously. Article 1, Section 8 requires that Congress has the war-making power. It is absolutely imperative that Congress be required to assert it’s responsibility on behalf of the American people. Congress is directly elected by the people. And Congress has to respond and step up to it’s responsibility to decide if we’re going to stay at war in Afghanistan. And so, soon, I will bring to the Floor of the House a Privileged Resolution which will force a vote as to whether or not we stay in Afghanistan.
I ask your support for this Resolution. I ask you to go to that page on our website where you can sign-in and pledge your support to the effort to get out of Afghanistan; and where you can circulate far-and-wide the petitions that will enable us to be able to build a rising, civic movement for peace and social justice in America.
Money for war: Isn’t it time that we demanded that the resources of our country be used to create the society that we know that we’re capable of building.
Thank you very much.
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