“We Cannot Afford These Wars”

For Immediate Release

“We Cannot Afford These Wars”

WASHINGTON - Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today made the following statement against the war supplemental on the House floor:

“Iraq
did not have weapons of mass destruction, had no intention or
capability of attacking United States, had nothing to do with
Al-Qaida’s role in 9/11, and each and every statement made by the
previous administration in support of going to war turned out to be
false.

“Yet
here we are. A new administration and the same old war, with an
expansion of the war in Afghanistan.  We cannot afford these wars. We
cannot afford these wars spiritually.  They are wars of aggression and
they are based on lies.  We cannot afford these wars financially. They
add trillions to our national debt and destroy our domestic agenda. We
cannot afford the human cost of these wars, the loss of lives of our
beloved troops and the deaths of innocent civilians in Iraq,
Afghanistan, and Pakistan. So, why do we do this? Why do we keep
funding wars when they are so obviously against truth and justice and
when they undermine our military?  These are matters of heart and
conscience, which must be explored. Our ability to bring an end to
these wars will be the real test of our power.

 

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