Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Congress Gives War New Beginning

This from Dennis Kucinich. He spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives yesterday criticizing the non binding resoultion which will not bring an end to the war.

Congress preparing 'to give the war a new beginning'

Regardless of the debate over non-binding Congressional resolutions disapproving of the President's plan to escalate the war in Iraq,"Congress is ironically preparing to give the war a new beginning,"Congressman Dennis Kucinich said yesterday on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

"The war is binding,” Kucinich said. “The resolution is not.

“This resolution will not end the war. It will not bring our beloved troops home. It will not even stop the Administration from sending more troops.”

To the contrary, Kucinich said, some members of Congress “have made it clear long before this particular resolution that they will continue to vote to fund the war by approving the upcoming supplemental appropriation, even though money exists to bring the troops home now.

“Each and every time Congress votes to fund the war, it votes to reauthorize the war,” the Congressman argued. “Funding the war is approval of the war.”

"When we equate funding the war with supporting the troops we are dooming thousands of young Americans who are valiantly following the orders of their Commander in Chief. If we truly cared about the troops, we would not leave them in the middle of a civil war. If we truly cared about the troops, we would not leave them in a conflict for which there is no military solution.”