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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Kucinich shows "Phony" Love for the Troops!

Reaching for straws in his attempts to beat back the on coming surge from challenger Peter J. Corrigan for his 10th Congressional seat, Congressman Dennis Kucinich is now trying to act as if he cares about our U.S. Soldiers fighting in Afghanistan. 

Routinely slamming the efforts of our troops, Dennis Kucinich made the following statement about Afghanistan President Karzai’s admission that he receives “bags of cash” from the Iranian government...
“The Karzai regime is so corrupt; it doesn’t even bother to try to hide it anymore. It can’t be voted out of office because the elections are rigged. While Americans struggle to provide for their families, we continue to spend billions of taxpayer dollars to prop up the arrogantly corrupt regime. How bad does it have to get?
 “We know that the War in Afghanistan is longer than any other war America has ever fought. We know that the war has cost U.S. taxpayers more than a trillion dollars. We know that the death toll is rising. We know that more than 1300 Americans have died, thousands more wounded and countless Afghan civilians have died. We know that the civilian death toll is rising, and we know there are fewer than 100 Al Qaeda in Afghanistan,” said Kucinich.

“What more do we need to know? What part of "Get Out" does the Administration not understand? Our presence in Afghanistan is indefensible. Our soldiers should not have to put their lives on the line for this,” added Kucinich.
Several of Kucinich's statments ring hollow with hypocrisy. 

First, while Kucinich takes issue with Karzai taking bags of cash, Kucinich himself had no problems accepting support and bags of cash in the form of donations from many of the people tied up in the Cuyahoga County corruption scandal.

Second, Kucinich just moved to defund the Afghanistan War and undercut the efforts of our troops.  Which is in line with his obvious disdain for our fighting forces as shown when he refused to visit our troops in 2007 and instead met with Syrian President Bashir Assad. Assad is routinely adored & praised by terrorist groups for allowing them to use his country as a Terrorist Safe Haven.  Then praising Syria for their efforts in the Middle East and with their help in the Iraq War, Kucinich stated our troops were illegally occupying Iraq.

Finally, Kucinich asks, "what part of 'Get Out' does the administration not understand."  Well we would ask, "What part of NO Health Care Reform Bill & NO Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants does Dennis Kucinich not understand?"

Standing in stark contrast with the voters in the 10th Congressional District, Kucinich flip-flopped his stance and voted FOR the Health Care Bill vote and is a strong supporter of Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants.

So it appears besides ridiculing him, the Adminstration ignores Dennis Kucinich the same way he ignores the wishes of the constituents he is supposed to represent.

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