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Thursday, September 06, 2007

Kook-cinich Keepin' It Real with Assad

Ok, now that Karl is secured in an undisclosed location for the remainder of the year, time to post.

Why is it that Dennis Kucinich is more willing to trust dictators who wish us harm than elected Presidents here at home? (I know, I know... Bush wasn't actually elected in Kookcinich's mind, which is the entire reason the Dems have become so deranged over Bush.)

US Democratic hopeful Kucinich meets Assad, blasts Bush
Associated Press , THE JERUSALEM POST Sep. 6, 2007

US Democratic presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich, on a Mideast visit that included a stop in Syria, said the country lambasted by the Bush administration deserves credit for taking in more than a million Iraqi refugees.

Kucinich, a strong anti-war opponent who trails far in the US presidential polls, also said he won't visit Iraq on his trip to the region because he considers the US military deployment there illegal.

"I feel the United States is engaging in an illegal occupation ... I don't want to bless that occupation with my presence," he said in an interview in Lebanon, after visiting Syria. "I will not do it."

Kucinich, who accused the Bush administration of policies that have destabilized the Mideast, met with Syrian President Bashar Assad during his visit to Damascus. He said Assad was receptive to his ideas of "strength through peace."
Assad was also receptive to Kucinich's domestic policy programs, namely his "Universal Healthcare through rationed practicing of medicine" and his education policy of "Improved Education through lowered expectations."
He also praised Syria for taking in Iraqi refugees.

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but he failed to criticize Syria for sending those refugees back into Iraq as suicide bombers.... sure it slipped his mind.
"What most people are not aware of is that Syria has taken in more than 1.5 million Iraqi refugees," Kucinich said. "The Syrian government has actually shown a lot of compassion in keeping its doors open, and being a host for so many refugees."

it also has been a host for terrorists... and I seem to recall something about either being with us or your with the terrorists, but I digress.
Kucinich said he would ask UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to follow up on the "dire conditions" in southern Lebanon, especially Israeli cluster bombs leftover from the war that have killed more than 30 and injured at least 200 since the fighting's end.

"There has to be a commitment to cleaning up these cluster bombs," Kucinich said.

Normally, when countries go to war, whoever is holding the terrority at the end is responsible for the cleanup, especially if the causus belli for the war was raining rockets into civilian centers.

But, of course... Kook-head wouldn't ever think to ask Assad to clean up the Hezbollah probem that he's encouraging in Lebanon. Nor would he mention anything about the Assad-directed assassination of a pro-democracy leader in Lebanon.

nope... Syria is just soooo compassionate.

And you know what is really frightening? Ron Paul and Kook-cinich really aren't that far apart when it comes to foreign policy. And why is it that they both have that wild-eyed, crazy uncle stare to them?

Just curious...

***UPDATE***
Don Surber is covering as well

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ARC: St Wendeler