Kucinich: War Will Be the Last Thing This Country Can Make
There are plenty of House Democrats poised to vote against a $106 billion emergency spending proposal, most of which would go to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But few are willing to go after the proposal quite the way Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) has. From his floor speech this morning:
We are destroying our nation’s moral and fiscal integrity with this war supplemental. Instead of ending wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan now by appropriating only enough money to bring our troops home, Congress abdicates its constitutional authority, defers to the president, and asks for a report. That’s right, all we are asking for is a report on when the president will end the war. [...]
Another $106 billion dollars and all we get is a lousy war. Pretty soon that is going to be about the only thing made in America — war.
The vote is expected to come later today.