Yesterday the US Senate repealed the Iraq 2002 ‘Authorization for the Use of Military Force’
Amen. It is long past time to acknowledge the lies and war crimes of G.W. Bush and his administration.
If I may add, to my knowledge, every president of my lifetime has lied to the American people, often as justification for wars or military attacks. Nixon & Johnson in Vietnam are only the most obvious and well known. Carter in East Timor, Reagan in Grenada, Bush Sr in Panama, Clinton in Bosnia, Obama in Libya, Trump in Syria, and yes, Joe Biden in Ukraine. Biden, who authorized the destruction of the NordStream 2 pipeline, is currently maintaining that lie (among many others) to justify prolonging a horrible war he hopes will weaken Russia. U.S. presidents and their lies are responsible for an unfathomable amount of death and destruction around the world. Congress props up those lies and gives them credence.
Dennis Kucinich for President!
Bravo!! The hubris of this nation is appalling! Statistically coupled with the innocent lives lost, and Trillions waisted on rapacious pusillanimity, leaves me groping for le mot juste!
I got arrested and evicted from my apt next to the Broncos stadium for my sign INVESTIGATE 9-11.
I NEED LEGAL HELP
Perhaps it's a pipe dream but I would love it if Kucinich entered the Democratic Primary again. It would make the debates far more interesting, if there is to be one between Biden and Marianne.
9/11 controlled demotions of WTC allowed the war. No one addresses this!!
Great to have you here Dennis, I hope you run again.
Dennis- Mark J. Novitsky and I assure you that I am a VERY WELL-KNOWN "Pre-Snowden" NAT SEC THREAT ANALYST that WARNED (Blowing the whistle let's them know where you are!) that started warning congress/doj-fbi/sec/fed court/media starting in 2002 what I then described as the "MILITARY INDUSTRIAL SURVEILLANCE COMPLEX" before Ed Snowden was in Jr. High! I have had 2 US senators FORCED to VACATE THEIR SEATS after investigating my claims 2006 MN(D) Mark Dayton (2006 FBI FOIA #1045193-000) & 2019 MN(D) Al "But I can assure you this isn't about spying on the American people" Franken (He said that in 2013- I assure you he knew he was lying as Senate Judiciary SubCom Chair Privacy/Tech/Law- but in 2019 he changed his mind - they SET HIM UP as an example / the REAL reason those timely pics (PG ones) came out!) In 2002 I advocated before Snowden for the OBVIOUS IMMEDIATE Reconstitution of the 1976 US Senate Select Committee Investigate USG IC Abuses /CHURCH COMMITTEE - Can you hear me now? Also- I warned Connection between USG IC and SEC CORRUPTION before Madoff & 2008 Global Collapse - and that WHAT'S COMING IS A DEPRESSION NOT A "recession"! The other guy who had it figured out LONG AGO was MN (D) Senator Paul Wellstone that 2 weeks before his/family/3 staffers/2 pilots "TIMELY" (ask Seymour Hersh) "DEATHS" introduced what could have actually mitigated/PREVENTED ALL OF THIS... 2002 S.3143 "Consumer & Shareholder Protection Association Act" - I could not convince ANYONE to promote this and we got phony PR Stunt Loop-Hole Ridden Trojan Horse Sarbanes-Oxley / Dodd Frank - WHICH IS WHY WE KEEP HAVING A FINANCIAL WEALTH TRANSFER EVERT 2 YEARS... But TRUST ME (TRUST only those with EVERYTHING to LOSE by telling the TRUTH opposed to those that have everything to gain by LYING!) - SO... IF you get this... let me know. If you want to run as Bernie Sanders VP... or President- let me know. Peace. Mark J. Novitsky Minneapolis / "In a time of universal deceit- telling the truth is a dangerous act." - Orwell - "It's DANGEROUS to be right - when the government is wrong." (attributed) Voltaire / Ephesians 6:12
Thank you for sharing this. With the 2001 AUMF left on the books and not included with the repeals, I’m afraid that it will be abused again. Future presidents can declare another war on any organization or country they deem to be “terrorists”. The celebrated repeal didn’t go far enough to ensure congressional oversight. All existing AUMFs should have been repealed. What we got is Pyrrhic victory.
Unlike Iraq, the US Arrogance war on Russia in nUkraine won't even get your fig leaf.
I am disappointed that you managed not to mention this in your piece.
Where ya been?
How do I contact Dennis Kucinich? I worked for him on his Presidential campaign back in 03/4 We are hosting a peace conference regarding the rigged tragic theatre that is the war in Ukraine, here in Ireland. We would like to have Dennis on board. Let me know his best contact details. Thanks 🕊️❤️🙏☘️
Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld-Kissinger should have been investigated and prosecuted for war crimes; Clinton "wagged the dog" when he needed a media distraction. The late, great Christopher Hitchens repeatedly cited Kissinger as a war criminal. It was an early warning sign that things might not be what some/many of us hoped for in the plans and policies under Obama when he said that there would be no investigation of Bush-Cheney, that he would be looking forward, not backward (note that ANY investigation of anything requires looking back!) and so another administration acts criminally with impunity, and the process of revising history begins... Gerald Ford becomes a "hero" - for letting Nixon go free! Nixon is portrayed as some kind of global politics wizard. Bush becomes a "painter" - and horrifically for a time was reportedly painting images of veterans! - later reportedly switched to animal paintings, and is portrayed as a kind of fuzzy grandpa. Cheney becomes the champion of his legitimately brave for a time daughter. Bush, the Obamas, the Clintons all appear in photos and at events, e.g. funerals, and are reported to all be warm, close friends! They must all have taken the "pinkie-swear" pact to never investigate, to always "look forward, not back" and blah-blah-blah. The only decent one among 'em is Jimmy Carter, and those pretenders never invited him to any of their club-house meetings or parties. He was too busy helping others anyway, even when there weren't cameras, microphones and bright lights showing him in a noblesse oblige pose. Nope, he was being a genuinely good and decent human being.
I would add to the numbers the approximate 3,000 people that died on the morning of 9/11 along with I don't know how many people that also died and/or their health was destroyed when Bush lied about the air quality for conducting a clean up. Responders were told the air was safe when the memo from the EPA clearly stated that it wasn't. As a result many did not wear masks. The air was not safe and it destroyed peoples health and many died.
Don't you wish we could enforce The Code of Hammurabi in the US today? We could lock up the entire Congress and every single living president for war crimes. It won't bring back the dead, but at least it would show their families that we are willing to atone for our sins.
Thanks, Dennis, for sharing your insights with us.
What is it in the collective American psyche that inhibits its capacity for becoming a mature adult? Central to which is consciously owning its sins and assuming responsibility for taking such an inventory? Is it the overweighted value of individualism in relation to an emaciated, starving value of relationship to the greater whole?
'If, thirty-seven centuries later, there remains the rule of law in the United States,.. if there is an scintilla of morality left.. the Justice Department must take up the matter of the lies which were constructed to legitimize the U.S.’ war in Iraq...' There is not, and there is no sense waiting for that to happen. In fact the Judge of the whole Earth has already passed judgment against the United States. He made that clear in 2017 when the skies darkened over this nation and 40 days later. ..the Biblical number of judgment.. was the Day of Atonement.. But no attornement was made. So, God's own justice is coming. It's written in detail in Jeremiah chapter 50 and 51. We do not appear in the days of the Apocalypse because the United States will no longer exist. What to do now? Make sure You are a saved Son of God..