Presidential Candidate Warns Against GOP Cover-Up of Iraq War Intelligence Manipulation
Interview with Dennis Kucinich, Ohio congressman and Democratic presidential candidate, conducted by Scott Harris
Of the nine announced Democratic presidential candidates, Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich has emerged as a passionate activist on a number of issues important to progressives inside and outside the party. As chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Kucinich 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. The congressman has for several years advocated the creation of a Cabinet-level Department of Peace.
Dennis Kucinich became known nationally in 1977, when he was elected mayor of Cleveland at the age of 31, the youngest person ever to lead a major American city. But when Kucinich resisted the demand of powerful banks to privatize the city's publicly owned electric utility, the banks declared Cleveland in default, causing him to lose his re-election bid in 1979. Since entering Congress in 1996, Dennis Kucinich has been a tireless campaigner for labor rights, universal health care, fair trade, sustainable development and protection of the environment.
Although dismissed by the corporate media as a long shot, the Kucinich campaign received a boost recently when the candidate captured second place after former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, in an online poll conducted by MoveOn.org, an Internet-based activist group. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Dennis Kucinich about his candidacy and allegations now being leveled at the Bush administration that they had exaggerated or misrepresented intelligence they used to justify the war against Iraq.
Contact Dennis Kucinich's campaign office at (866) 413-3664 or visit his website at www.kucinich.us
Results of Moveon.org's online Democratic primary: www.Moveon.org
"Dean's Momentum Stirs Opponents' Fears, " by Mark Z. Barabak, The Los Angeles Times, July 1, 2003
"Howard Dean To Americans: 'You've Got The Power', " By Ron Fournier, The Day, June 24, 2003
"Cheney And The CIA: Not Business As Usual, " by Ray McGovern, CIA analyst from 1964 to 1990 , op-ed in The Hartford Courant, June 27, 2003
"Senate Dems Begin Inquiry Into Iraq Intelligence, " Associated Press, June 27 2003
"Distorted Intelligence? " by Michael Isikoff, Newsweek, June 25, 2003
"From Liberation to Counter-Insurgency, " By Jim Lobe, The Asia Times, June 18, 2003
"When Will Republicans Call for Bush's Impeachment? " by Steve Pitelli, Common Dreams, June 17, 2003
"With No Weapons of Mass Destruction Yet Found in Iraq, White House Justification for War Comes Under Fire,
" Between The Lines interview with Reese Erlich, journalist and author, Week Ending 6/20/03
"CIA Rejects Blame for Bush's Iraq Uranium Claim, " by Jim Wolf, Reuters, June 12, 2003
"The Risk of Iraq-Gate, " By Michel Schifres, Le Figaro, June 6, 2003
"Bush 'is on Brink of Catastrophe,' " By Roland Watson, The Times, May 23, 2003
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