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Kucinich: Striking Syria Will Make U.S. Military ‘Al-Qaeda’s Air Force’
National Review Online ^ | August 27th, 2013 | Sterling Beard

Posted on 08/27/2013 5:02:34 PM PDT by River Hawk

Former congressman Dennis Kucinich (D., Ohio) said today that striking Syria would turn the United States military into “al-Qaeda’s air force.”

Kucinich, who voted against the Iraq War and campaigned for the Democratic nomination for president in 2004 and 2008, lambasted the idea that Obama could act without congressional authorization, which he said would be a violation of the Constitution. He also warned that intervening in Syria would entangle the United States in another war in the Middle East and encourage Islamists who are fighting the forces of Syrian president Bashar Assad.

“So what, we’re about to become al-Qaeda’s air force now?” Kucinich sarcastically asked The Hill.

He went on to warn against attempting to “minimize” an intervention by terming it a “targeted strike.” Such a strike, he said, would still constitute an act of war.

Kucinich also blasted the Obama administration for “rushing” into what he said could become a third world war, and he cast doubt on reports by rebels of governmental forces using chemical weapons. He declared that the use of chemical weapons in Syria was a “pretext.”

“The verdict is in before the facts have been gathered,” Kucinich said. “What does that tell you?”


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1 posted on 08/27/2013 5:02:34 PM PDT by River Hawk
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To: River Hawk
Posted here.
2 posted on 08/27/2013 5:04:55 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty
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To: River Hawk

Geez!

I agree with Dennis Kucinich! What is the world coming to?


3 posted on 08/27/2013 5:07:58 PM PDT by oldbill
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To: River Hawk

Well, at least Dennis is consistent, and I agree with him on this.


4 posted on 08/27/2013 5:09:00 PM PDT by dforest
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To: River Hawk

Yep. Hope this gets widely viewed


5 posted on 08/27/2013 5:10:03 PM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: River Hawk

He’s got it, can’t believe I am agreeing with Kucinich


6 posted on 08/27/2013 5:10:09 PM PDT by Bruce Kurtz
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To: oldbill
You probably also agree with Bill Maher.

Bill Maher On Syria: "We're Basically Arming Al Qaeda"

7 posted on 08/27/2013 5:10:10 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty
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To: River Hawk
I knee the faker in dc would start up a big war...knew he would...he's been angling...he's got his boys in all the right military places...he's got a muslim as chief of the cia....he's fired or pushed off many old military guys and has promoted the new nazis and yes men instead....

I knew he would start a big war...just knew it...

when war comes, who's side are we on?

8 posted on 08/27/2013 5:10:20 PM PDT by cherry
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To: River Hawk

Youtube with Biden warning GW not to start military action against Iran without approval from Congress. If GW did, Biden promised to start impeachment proceedings.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dRFJ6CF2Mw&feature=player_embedded

One might ask Joe, “Why not now Joe if your Obozoliar bombs Syria?”


9 posted on 08/27/2013 5:11:01 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Obozoliar and his thugs in his outhouse lie 24/7/365. They are unable to tell the truth.)
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To: River Hawk

Well the muzzie president is their leader and he does command their air force, which used to belong to America, but now belongs to the muzzies and commies of the world. I would dearly love to know who Obama’s puppet master truly is and who runs him.


10 posted on 08/27/2013 5:12:45 PM PDT by RetiredArmy ("As in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of Man." Come Quickly LORD Jesus!)
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To: oldbill

Me too. The weird little Bastid got one right.


11 posted on 08/27/2013 5:15:09 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: oldbill

And Venezuela no less. The US sticking its nose in this mess is pure insanity.


12 posted on 08/27/2013 5:16:51 PM PDT by publana (Beware the olive branch extended by a Dem for it disguises a clenched fist.)
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To: River Hawk

FUBO for making me agree with Dennis Kucinich.


13 posted on 08/27/2013 5:19:05 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo ( Walker 2016)
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To: oldbill
I agree with Dennis Kucinich! What is the world coming to?

Maybe the more appropriate question is what are in the world are you coming to?
14 posted on 08/27/2013 5:20:46 PM PDT by Chad_the_Impaler
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To: River Hawk

No point taking this to congress. Bonehead and Reid will get Obama’s war all the pointed thumbs it needs. Amazing, as this would be a winning issue for Republicans.


15 posted on 08/27/2013 5:21:18 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: River Hawk
Read Andrew C. McCarthy's books.

Our own State Department wrote the new constitutions for both Iraq and Afghanistan, firmly establishing Islam as the state religion, and Sharia as the legal system.

In effect, our armed forces have been serving to make sure that Sharia and Islam are preserved in Iraq and Afghanistan, even though the troops themselves believe they are defending the USA.

There will soon come a day when a federal judge in the USA makes the decision, "Sharia is perfectly legitimate in U.S. courts---precedent?---Our own armed forces were defending Sharia in Iraq and Afghanistan."

16 posted on 08/27/2013 5:24:54 PM PDT by John Leland 1789
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

Very scary when most rational Americans find themselves agreeing with Dennis Kucinich and the Russian government. The Russians are right. It would be a catastrophe. An American attack on Syria is an act of war. Syria would launch Iranian supplied missiles armed with gas at Israel. Israel will attack both Syria and Iran. Iran will attack with shore to ship missiles American ships operating in the narrow Persian Gulf. World War III would commence. It would be far better if Obama took a very long golf weekend.


17 posted on 08/27/2013 5:25:01 PM PDT by allendale
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks River Hawk.


18 posted on 08/27/2013 5:26:58 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: River Hawk

I hate to agree with Dennis the Menace but for the first time in his life he is correct.


19 posted on 08/27/2013 5:29:56 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: River Hawk

When he’s right, he’s right.

Supposedly Obama does not want to take Assad out. And Eeeego-reilly believes him. Apparently he just wants to even the odds and hope the rebel take him out.


20 posted on 08/27/2013 5:33:15 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (When you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil.)
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To: River Hawk

Bfl


21 posted on 08/27/2013 5:34:21 PM PDT by citizen (There is always free government cheese in the mouse trap.)
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To: cherry
I notice demstore.com still has "Support our troops - Bring them home now" bumperstickers. Wonder how long that will last?

Time to dust off those 1960's slogans and put them to good use.

"HELL NO, WE WON'T GO"

"BARRY O, BARRY HEY, HOW MANY KIDS HAVE YOU KILLED TODAY?"

"ALL WE ARE SAYING, IS GIVE PEACE A CHANCE ..."

And no, I'm not kidding. I have someone very close to me in harm's way in the ME right now. Hell will freeze over before I will support the treasonous war criminal usurper who illegally pretends to be the CIC.

22 posted on 08/27/2013 5:41:02 PM PDT by Campion ("Social justice" begins in the womb)
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To: Bruce Kurtz

He’s still kookie


23 posted on 08/27/2013 5:42:48 PM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: River Hawk

For the first time in his life and mine, Kucinich is making sense.


24 posted on 08/27/2013 5:49:44 PM PDT by MadeInOhio
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To: Rome2000

Kookie....but consistent. He deserves more respect than the disingenuous, opportunistic chameleon in the White House.


25 posted on 08/27/2013 5:50:43 PM PDT by 230FMJ (...from my cold, dead, fingers.)
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To: River Hawk

Blind pig, meet acorn.


26 posted on 08/27/2013 5:53:06 PM PDT by Our man in washington
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To: oldbill

I know. Of course, even a stopped clock is right 2X a day.


27 posted on 08/27/2013 6:03:26 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: River Hawk

Not doing so “will make” the “U.S. Military” Iran’s “Air Force.” Choices, choices. I say go after the stronger side, then it’s big brother.


28 posted on 08/27/2013 6:41:41 PM PDT by familyop
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To: River Hawk
“The verdict is in before the facts have been gathered,” Kucinich said. “What does that tell you?”

That's the Obama Way...

29 posted on 08/27/2013 6:50:38 PM PDT by GOPJ (Chicago's 10 year murder toll exceeds that of all US soldiers killed in Afghanistan..)
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To: oldbill

Next thing you know the sun will be rising in the west.


30 posted on 08/27/2013 7:13:30 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: cherry

If by “we” you mean the US Government, then the answer is “The forces of Darkness and Evil”.


31 posted on 08/27/2013 7:14:44 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: oldbill

Yes indeed.


32 posted on 08/27/2013 8:14:06 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: allendale

>>>>Very scary when most rational Americans find themselves agreeing with Dennis Kucinich and the Russian government. The Russians are right. It would be a catastrophe. An American attack on Syria is an act of war. Syria would launch Iranian supplied missiles armed with gas at Israel. Israel will attack both Syria and Iran. Iran will attack with shore to ship missiles American ships operating in the narrow Persian Gulf. World War III would commence. It would be far better if Obama took a very long golf weekend.<<<<

It won’t probably make a 3rd world war but a $15 gas is a very realistic scenario.


33 posted on 08/27/2013 11:45:48 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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Known Paleo-Con Dennis Kucinich, thanks River Hawk.


34 posted on 08/30/2013 7:20:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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