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Nathan White

Kucinich: Congress Must End War in Afghanistan


Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) made the following statement after a report prepared by General Stanley McChrystal calling for more troops in Afghanistan was released in the press:

"If the Obama administration is determined to 'win the war' in Afghanistan, then we should be prepared for another Vietnam. An unending military commitment is unacceptable to the American people and it should be unacceptable to Congress. If the Obama administration refuses to bring this war to an end, then Congress should use the power of the purse, granted by the Constitution, to end the war and bring our troops home. Many objective analyses indicate that the U.S. should withdraw from Afghanistan. If the Obama administration can't do it, then Congress must," said Kucinich.

Kucinich has been a leading critic of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Dennis Kucinich is an American politician. A U.S. Representative from Ohio from 1997 to 2013, he was also a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States in 2004 and 2008.