[Marxism] Kucinich praises Pelosi
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Fri Aug 10 23:18:16 MDT 2007
Kucinich praises Pelosi, urges Iraq withdrawal
Democratic presidential candidate outlines his agenda in SF visit
By Josh Richman
Oakland Tribune website, 08/10/2007
San Francisco -- Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich said
Friday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is a personal friend who's doing
a great job, and he's just trying to give her the momentum she needs to
pull the plug on the Iraq war.
Congress need not take another vote, he said: all it must do is order
President Bush to use $97 billion in emergency supplemental spending
recently approved for the war to withdraw the troops.
"It's time for the Democrats to show up and be square with the American
people," he said, cautioning that if they don't, their Congressional
majority will be in dire peril.
He said he would send Congress a bill for a nonprofit universal health
care system -- Medicare for all. "This is really the test of the
Democratic party," he said, claiming he's the only candidate willing to
buck the insurance industry.
He said he would make a 15 percent cut in "the bloated Pentagon budget"
and use that $75 billion to provide universal, quality preschool; better
elementary and secondary education; and a starter fund for universal
He also called for a Works Progress Administration-type project to
rebuild the nation's infrastructure, as well as a green-oriented program
to rally Americans in the cause of conserving energy. He said he sees
ethanol as "a bridge" from oil and coal to truly sustainable, clean
energy sources such as wind, solar and fuel cells.
Kucinich said U.S. troops in Iraq must be replaced with a multinational
peacekeeping force; all U.S. "contractors and mercenaries" must be
withdrawn; the United States must use all of its diplomatic acumen to
facilitate reconciliation between Iraq's Sunni, Shiite and Kurdish
populations; the U.S. must pay war reparations to the Iraqi people; and
U.S. companies must not be allowed to pillage Iraq's oil resources.
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