This weeks STFU is dedicated to Presidential Candidate and Libtard Congressman Dennis Kucinich. A man who is dedicated to the pursuit of the following objectives, should he be elected President:
- Congressman Kucinich opposes the deployment of a National Missile Defense (NMD) system. The system is extremely expensive, has inherent technological flaws that will make it impossible to work as promised, would have a destructive impact on nuclear non proliferation and accompanying treaties, and would have a destabilizing effect on U.S. relations with allies world-wide. Congressman Kucinich has been very active fighting missile defense. Kucinich challenged Pentagon claims about the July 2001 flight test of the ground-based missile defense system. In a statement issued immediately following the test, Kucinich called the test “flawed,” highlighting the Pentagon’s failure to include realistic countermeasures in the test. A day later, he sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld inquiring about reports that the test’s dummy warhead employed a Global Positioning System to help the intercepting missile track it.
- In 1999, Congressman Kucinich introduced an amendment to the Defense Appropriations Bill that would eliminate the purchase of cluster bombs. Although the amendment was withdrawn, the leadership on the Appropriations committee agreed to hold hearings to investigate the use of these munitions. These weapons, dropped either by aircraft or rocket launchers, break open in mid-air and disperse hundreds of bomblets that saturate an area with flying shards of steel.
- Legislation introduced by Congressman Dennis Kucinich to create a Department of Peace and Nonviolence includes the following: (1) Establish a cabinet-level department in the executive branch of the Federal Government dedicated to peacemaking and the study of conditions that are conducive to both domestic and international peace. (2) Headed by a Secretary of Peace and Nonviolence, appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. (3) The mission of the Department shall: hold peace as an organizing principle; endeavor to promote justice and democratic principles to expand human rights; strengthen nonmilitary means of peacemaking; promote the development of human potential; work to create peace, prevent violence, divert from armed conflict and develop new structures in nonviolent dispute resolution; and take a proactive, strategic approach in the development of policies that promote national and international conflict prevention, nonviolent intervention, mediation, peaceful resolution of conflict and structured mediation of conflict. (4) The Department will create and establish a Peace Academy, modeled after the military service academies, which will provide a 4 year concentration in peace education. Graduates will be required to serve 5 years in public service in programs dedicated to domestic or international nonviolent conflict resolution.
- The principal officers of the Department, in addition to the Secretary of Peace and Nonviolence will include; the Under Secretary of Peace and Nonviolence; the Assistant Secretary for Peace Education and Training; the Assistant Secretary for Domestic Peace Activities, the Assistant Secretary for International Peace Activities; the Assistant Secretary for Technology for Peace; the Assistant Secretary for Arms Control and Disarmament; the Assistant Secretary for Peaceful Coexistence and Nonviolent Conflict Resolution; the Assistant Secretary for Human and Economic Rights; and a General Counsel. (5) The first day of each year, January 1st will be designated as Peace Day in the United States and all citizens should be encouraged to observe and celebrate the blessings of peace and endeavor to create peace in the coming year
Among his other stunning achievements already in office, here are a couple of my favorites:
- On November 6, 2004, on the eve of the Battle of Fallujah, Congressman Kucinich, along with Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA), both co-chairs of the Progressive Caucus, sent a letter to President Bush requesting that the President reconsider the assault on Fallujah. The letter warned that House-to-house combat would exact heavy casualties upon both our troops and innocent civilians, and that the our national security implications needed to be thoughtfully considered as to the reaction of the world community to such an assault on a civilian population.
- As a long time human rights advocate, Congressman Kucinich has actively fought to end funding for the School of the Americas/ Western Hemispheric Institute for Security Cooperation. He has consistently cosponsored legislation that calls for closing the SOA/ WHISC and has made several statements on the floor of the House of Representatives advocating the closure of the School. Graduates of this school have been responsible for numerous human rights violations across Latin America. Among the many victims who have died at the hands of SOA graduates were Clevelanders Sister Dorothy Kazel and Sister Jean Donovan.
And today, he continued to be consistent....
COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Democratic presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich said Sunday the thinking that went into producing an Army school blamed for human rights abuses in Latin America was the same that led the U.S. to war in Iraq and could cause it to raid Iran.
Kucinich was speaking at the 18th annual protest of the school at Fort Benning that trains Latin American soldiers, police and government officials. One of his first acts as president if elected would be to close the school, he said.
Well, good to know he is always looking out for the safety of America....
I mean, is this guy for real? Just a look at his website reads like a comedy sketch. It truly is some funny shit.
Until you think about this guy actually running for president...
Let's examine how effective Mr. Kucinich would be a as a president, based on his effectiveness as a Congressman:
- Still building a missile shield that works
- Still dropping cluster bombs on terrorist assholes
- Fallujah is so quiet that the Old Media dinosaurs have stopped reporting on it
- The School of the Americas is still open
And this last little nugget:
"In a letter to President Bush, Congressman Kucinich and 19 other Members of Congress asked for a response regarding why our soldiers in Iraq are suffering from a lack of support in the key areas of essential equipment, access to healthcare, pay, and morale. Several reports suggest that the troops suffer from a lack of proper equipment including helicopter anti missile technology, Interceptor body armor, and defective and missing bio/chem protective suits. The Administration has suggested pay cuts for troops, while underfunding many of their needs including travel and schools for their kids. These issues are taking their toll on of defense needs as troop morale is dropping. "
Then I have an idea there Dennis, why don't you tell your buddies in the Defeatocrat Party to stop fucking off and actually pass the bill that would provide those very things so we can, perish the thought, win in Iraq.
Dennis Kucinich is the Miami Dolphins of politics. STFU Dennis Kucinich.