Kudos to Kucinich & 64 Other Courageous Congressmen on Afghanistan

Dennis Kucinich deserves credit for forcing the House to formally debate the Afghan war.

His comments – and those of Ron Paul and the other 63 folks who voted against perpetuating this war – will be part of the honor roll of our time.

On the Republican side, Rep. Paul was joined in opposing the Afghan war by Rep. Jimmy Duncan of Tennessee, Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina, and Rep. John Campbell of California.

As for the 356 members of Congress who voted for the war – I hope this vote sticks to them like a tar baby the rest of their lives.

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2 Responses to Kudos to Kucinich & 64 Other Courageous Congressmen on Afghanistan

  1. Tom Blanton March 11, 2010 at 11:46 am #

    I notice the “progressive” press is giving Rep. Patrick Kennedy plenty of digital ink over his whining about the press not showing up to cover him, his new Beatle wig, and his historic vote FOR war.

    It seems the serious progressives see Kennedy as some sort of hero, but I’m not sure if it is for criticizing the press, the vintage Beatle wig, his dramatic histrionics, or his reasonable support for continuing the escalating Af-Pak war. I heard his diatribe on C-Span and it was quite a performance, nearly a tantrum.

  2. Jim Bovard March 11, 2010 at 11:57 am #

    The AP reports that Kennedy “said a lack of attention on the war was feeding public cynicism about government.”

    The media has dismally failed in reporting the lies politicians continue to tell about this war

    In that sense, Kennedy is correct – the level of public cynicism about government is profoundly erroneous…. There continue to exist many Americans who respect people like Kennedy.

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