Cynthia McKinney on War & Peace
Green Party nominee for President (Former Rep., D, GA-4)
One of the US House votes in 2007 to authorise funding for the US occupation of Iraq passed by only one vote, McKinney said during the interview. “Had I been there, it would have failed,” she noted, seeing as how her Democratic replacement in Congress, Rep. Hank Johnson, voted to continue funding the war.
“The war party, which has two wings, Democratic and Republican--The Democratic wing counted their votes. They got rid of a sure ‘no’ vote and ensured war funding,” McKinney said.
A: In 2006, I voted no on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. I consistently opposed every regular and supplemental appropriation meant to fund the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. I have participated in International War Crimes Tribunals (in Brussels, Spain and Malaysia) designed to bring to justice the Bush-Cheney administration.
A: We ought to demand an immediate withdrawal from Iraq. I voted for that while I was in Congress. But the problem is not just Iraq--the problem is the militaristic turn that our foreign policy has taken. So I wouldn’t just say bring home the troops from Iraq, but bring home, period, from all over the world. Because the Congress is so powerful, We have to have people run for Congress on a peace agenda, a peace platform.
The second article also makes charges against Vice President Cheney for helping to “fix” the intelligence in order to justify the Iraq War, and against Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for making false statements concerning Iraq’s alleged weapons of mass destruction program.
Because McKinney waited until the final day of voting before her term ended to introduce the resolution, the resolution was symbolic.
Title: Condemning bigotry and violence against Sikh Americans in the wake of terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001.
Summary: Declares that, in the quest to identify, locate, and bring to justice the perpetrators and sponsors of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, the civil rights and liberties of all Americans, including Sikh-Americans, should be protected.
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