Democratic Presidential Candidate Explains His Opposition to Bush Administration's War in Iraq
Interview with Denise Kucinich, Ohio congressman and Democratic presidential candidate, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
In the midst of the U.S. war against Iraq, Ohio congressman and Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich was awarded the Gandhi Peace Prize on March 22, given annually by the Connecticut-based organization Promoting Enduring Peace to recognize individuals engaged in the struggle for peace. Kucinich was recognized for his efforts in Congress to stop the war in Iraq, which ironically started three days before he received the prize, as well as for his ongoing campaign advocating the creation of a Cabinet-level Department of Peace.
Kucinich, chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, led the fight in the House of Representatives last fall against legislation authorizing President Bush to use force in Iraq. Though he and his allies lost that vote, the tally was closer than many had predicted. Kucinich more recently was one of the lead plaintiffs in an unsuccessful lawsuit to stop the war based on the lack of constitutional authority.
Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Dennis Kucinich while he was in New Haven to accept the Gandhi award. He explains why he opposes the Bush administration's war in Iraq, and his changing views on abortion, as he seeks the Democratic presidential nomination.
Contact Dennis Kucinich's campaign office at (866) 413-3664 or visit his website at www.kucinich.us
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