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ThirdWheelLegend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 12:22 PM
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"Kucinich Calls for Free, Direct Elections in Iraq" 1/19/04
Edited on Fri Jan-23-04 12:23 PM by ThirdWheelLegend
http://www.kucinich.us/statements.htm#IraqElections

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"There was a peaceful protest march 10-miles long in Baghdad today," said Kucinich. "How could we better honor the holiday of Martin Luther King Jr. than to respect the demand for democracy made by a 10-mile long gathering of some 100,000 peaceful people? This was a march that included Sunnis and Shiites. This was a march of poor people who want jobs and democracy, and who are demanding free and direct elections. Establishing a democracy in Iraq will not be simple or easy, but it can be done if the US occupation ends.

"A people who can hold a 10-mile long peaceful march must be taken seriously. The protests are now peaceful, but they may turn violent if the Administration continues its insistence on wanting to run the government of Iraq indirectly. The Administration's unwillingness to concede self determination to the Iraqi people sets the stage for real conflict and puts our troops in grave danger. "
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"The Administration's unwillingness to concede self determination to the Iraqi people sets the stage for real conflict and puts our troops in grave danger."

GO Kucinich!

TWL
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Fovea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 12:36 PM
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1. Iraq may be a non-sustainable nation
Look at Yugoslavia.

These were both nations carved out of former larger Empires.
They did not consider the inhabitants, just the shape of the territory.

Perhaps they need to be three nations held apart by the UN for a while. But they need to decide that, not America.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 12:46 PM
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2. There he goes making perfect sense again!
Who would have thought that we should do what the Iraqi people want to do? Only Kucinich, apparently. :)
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ThirdWheelLegend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-04 07:20 PM
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3. kick for issues on the front page of DU
We can argue all day who is less DLC-like, while it seems we can ignore the true voice of the people.


TWL
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