Scott Horton Interviews Rep. Dennis Kucinich

Scott Horton, February 24, 2012

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Rep. Dennis Kucinich discusses his letter to Congress, “War Machine Beats the Drums for War with Iran, Uses Iraq Play Book;” the propaganda efforts that convinced a majority of Americans war with Iran is a good idea; why we need to “stand strong for peace” and spend tax dollars to rebuild America, not squander them in another foreign war; and Kucinich’s Democratic challenger for Congress in Ohio’s new 9th District.

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Dennis Kucinich was born in Cleveland, Ohio on October 8, 1946. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters in Speech Communications from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio in 1974.

Having been elected to Cleveland’s City Council at age 23, Dennis J. Kucinich was well-known to Cleveland residents when they chose him as their mayor in 1977 at the age of 31. At the time, Kucinich was the youngest person ever elected to lead a major American city.

Kucinich has held many jobs outside of politics including being a hospital orderly, newspaper copy boy, teacher, consultant, television analyst and author.

Since being elected to Congress in 1996, Kucinich has been a tireless advocate for worker rights, civil rights and human rights.

22 Responses to “Rep. Dennis Kucinich”

  1. [...] (AntiWar.com) [...]

  2. Ponyo
    Rep Kucinich and Rep Ron Paul have a difficult, if not impossible, uphill struggle. Since they are more than likely the only two in the U.S. House of Representatives who have the courage and integrity to vote against war with Iran, which is, in actually, a vote against the powerful Israel lobby. Add to that that all the major media, electronic and print, are so biased in favor of Israel that they constitute a de facto propaganda arm of a Quisling U.S. govt which takes its orders from Israel.

  3. Even an ultra liberal can get it right once in a while; and Kucinich certainly does as to the coming Irano-US War fiasco. He's now on AIPAC's hit list …. a mark of honor in a time of rampant treason.

  4. Though I’m not from Ohio, Kucinich is on my donation list and as the American voting majority is becoming more war-hawk with each passing year, Dennis will need all the help he can muster.

  5. Rep Kucinich seems like a great guy. I wish we had someone sensible to represent us in our state instead of the lying Tea Partier we are stuck with. As for Rep Ron Paul, he is an idiot.

  6. Kucinich is a PTB plant, whose purpose is to placate the antiwar segment into thinking there is some one in congress looking after their interests.

  7. Will the real “PTB plant” please stand up

    DARKNESS
    eCAHNomics
    “Kucinich is a PTB plant, whose purpose
    is to placate the antiwar segment…”

    LIGHT
    Problem is, above poster gave us no facts, which makes his comment a worthless waste of time to read, which tends to destroy this place, which makes readers wonder if the pot and his neurotic name isn’t calling the kettle black?

  8. Will the real “PTB plant” please stand up

    DARKNESS
    eCAHNomics
    “Kucinich is a PTB plant, whose purpose
    is to placate the antiwar segment…”

    LIGHT
    Problem is, above poster gave us no facts, which makes his comment a worthless waste of time to read, which tends to destroy this place, which makes readers wonder if the pot and his neurotic name isn’t calling the kettle black?

  9. Paul/Kucinich 2012!

  10. If someone is mad at you, and you don't know why, before you start a fight anyway, it would be well to check and see if there is a possibilityi that you might have done something, in the past, that gives him reason to hate you. We act as if Iran just has a grudge against the U.S. and we might need to hit them, just to solve the problem. I seem to remember that some years back, Iran had an elected leader. This leader, in the interests of his country, decided to nationalize their oil, which is legal, by any set of rules. The British oil company, who was producing and selling Iran's oil, engineered plan whereby our CIA assisted in overthrowing the Iranian government, and installing the terrible Shah. Now, I submit that this would be enough to install a longterm resentment and hatred for the U.S. I know that it would, if a foreign power changed our government, for its own account!

  11. Dear Dennis,

    Please find another alternative to fight war-mongers!
    I believe taking over the congress is the way to go, but not this way.
    Have you notised how many congress-man sons take their fathers place and/or besides him in congress. It seems hereditary being congressmen!
    Hey what the heck better you than any other, but I don’t think that’ll solve our problems.

  12. Well, you are certain entitled to your opinion of Dr. Paul ….. however, back in 2007, when Rep Kuchinich was running for President, when asked who his choice for Vice-President would be, he replied with absolutely no hesitation whatsoever:

    Ron Paul
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=py8cXlLyX18

    Might be something to think about ….

  13. I like it – I think Kucinich is a honorable man like Dr. Paul …. both are their own men.

    I'd vote for that ticket in a heartbeat !

  14. If we go to war with Iran, there will be protests on such a massive scale unlike ever seen in this country.

  15. I hopw Tracking Mom is right. I for one will take it to the streets! Enough is enough!

  16. why because gas prices will go to $10? I doubt americans give a damn how many iranians we kill or dont kill. the same way we didnt really give a damn that we murdered 300k iraqis in cold blood. they simply dont matter

  17. While I find Kucinich's hardcore statism/partisanship repugnant and inconsistent with his anti-war views (meaning while he opposes violence as a means to a foreign policy end, he endorses turning the guns of the state on the domestic population to achieve his desired policies) I still like his consistent stands against foreign war, the police state, and his attempt to uphold some semblance of the rule of law when it comes to holding presidents accountable. Unfortunately I don't it will make any difference. The U.S. government does whatever it wants, and no one (at least not enough) Americans care one whit about such things.

  18. that would possibly even be a viable 3rd party ticket-crossing party lines like that.

    it would at least give a 3rd party a reasonable shot at pulling votes from both parties.

  19. I’m bemused over this blind faith on voting among bewildered masses!
    Hey, vote for me and I GIVE you paradise!
    Hey, vote for me and I GIVE you freedom!
    Hey, vote for me and I GIVE you jobs!
    Hey, vote for me and I GIVE you abortion!
    Hey, vote for me and I GIVE you anti-abortion!
    Hey, vote for me and I GIVE you LIFE!
    Hey, vote for me and I GIVE you exactly what you’ve been missing, what ever that is!
    JUST VOTE! JUST DO IT!
    This candidate is bought and payed for by NIKE! Sneakers for those who can’t run! It’s not a footware. It’s… it’s .. something else!
    You like Addidas better no problem we own both of them, JUST VOTE!

  20. HANDS OFF IRAN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACzYJ9IGlTg

  21. HANDS OFF IRAN !!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPbH5xRnUcM

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