Did Kucinich Set Back Anti-Afghanistan War Cause?
Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) went forward with a resolution calling for an end to the Afghanistan war yesterday. Predictably, it earned massive and bipartisan rebuke, moving Congress decidedly behind President Obama’s Afghanistan strategy. Tom Hayden observes:
Strong Kucinich supporters will feel vindicated that their hero took a lonely stand and forced the House to a moment of choice. Critics will note that a dubious war has been legitimized, and that it will be more complicated for those who voted “aye” to reverse course in the months ahead.
So if you oppose the Afghanistan war, is it supposed to comfort you that Kucinich “took a lonely stand” that made your cause more difficult to achieve?