Video: Dennis Kucinich interview on Syrian TV

I’m sure this deranged little gnome thinks he’s doing something admirable, but just watch this clip.

If Dennis Kucinich was actually seeking to give aid and comfort to America’s enemies, how would his actions be any different from the above? Answer: they wouldn’t be.
Here’s the transcript.

Update: Some representative quotes, with my emphasis added.

The fact of the matter is we are all being weakened by continuing a war that’s based on a lie. This war was based on lies. Iraq didn’t have the weapons of mass destruction. It wasn’t connected to 9/11. It had nothing to do with Al-Qaeda’s role in 9/11. What are we there for? So I have stood up repeatedly and said: “Look, stop the war.” Once the war started: “Here’s the plan to get out and stop funding the war.” And so we’ve had many opportunities now and I think it’s very clear that we now have to focus on a peace plan, reach out to the world community, and that can only happen with those of us who are involved in the process meeting with people to see if there is an interest. And I’ll tell you, President Assad, today, indicated a very strong interest in playing a role to help bring about stability in Iraq, and the fact of the matter is – whether the Bush administration wants to admit it or not – that President Assad is actually helping by providing a sanctuary in which Iraqi refugees can come. This is a great humanitarian crisis that’s been created by this war. And Syria is one of the few countries in the world who has opened its arms to the Iraqi refugees, who have come here, with only the clothes on their back, and are looking for a way to survive. It is an extraordinary gesture on the part of the Syrian government that they would provide an opportunity for people to save their lives. And so this is something that I think needs to be recognized. And it also shows that here is a man, President Assad, who should be respected and appreciated for the role that he has played. And so it is important for the United States to take that gesture as a sign, a very powerful demonstration, of the willingness to try to achieve peace. And I think we need to move forward with that understanding.

6 comments

  1. Pamela

    What a hero! I’m glad that someone in congress has the backbone to bypass the “president” on such an important peacekeeping mission. So far no one else has had the fortitude to do what they know is right.
    We all know this war is based on a lie. How many more thousands will we kill to keep bush from the embarassment of having to admit we’ve made a mistake?
    Communication is the beginning of understanding, and understanding is the beginning of lasting peace.
    President Kucinich is a true man of honor. Oops-I said President. That’s not until January. It just felt so right.

  2. gene

    Dennis does what needs to be done . He can get US
    away from corporate rule . Pamela’s comments are what the nation would be saying if most of us were not so propagandized and lazy regarding the truth.
    Peace is ours if we work for it !!!

  3. Niko

    Kucinich is a true patriot for speaking the truth about the Iraq war and articulating a grander vision for America.
    Communication and a peace process are impossible as long as we insists on designating any country as “the enemy”. We need to be able to look beyond all players faults to make progress.
    Pamela, I’m with you. Perhaps the puddle pirat should change his media diet a little.

  4. Timothy From Iowa

    What a Dumbass. People like this are the cause of death and misery all over the world because of their sheer lack of any common sense what so ever. This clown should read a few history books or something.