Dennis Kucinich votes no on Iran Sanction bills
Washington, Jul 31 - Today, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) led a bipartisan group of Members of Congress in voting against H.R. 2347, the Iran Sanctions Enabling Act of 2007 and H.R. 957, the Amendments to the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996.
In the 110th Congress, the House of Representatives has passed several bills calling into question the actions of either the country or leaders of Iran with respect to their foreign or domestic policy. Congress debated an additional three bills yesterday designed with the same intent, with votes on two of those bills occurring today.
Some call him "Little big man", but I don't judge a man by his size. Kucinich is a unique politician who is actually concerned with truth, justice, and the American way. He is the first to iniate impeachment proceedings on Bush & Cheney and is an outspoken advocate of peace and diplomacy. If you are an advocate for nucking Iran or any other place on our planet, then read no further. Dennis Kuchinich is far bigger than that, and will not hesitate to tell you exactly what is on his mind about global warming or any issue that is on or off the table.
Yesterday, Kucinich was the only Member of Congress to express reservations about the series of bills relating to Iran that were before Congress this week.
“The continuous renewal of U.S. objections to Iran’s foreign and domestic policy can easily have the effect, intended or unintended, to beat the drum for war against Iran,” Kucinich said in a speech on the floor of the House yesterday.
“Let this Congress be warned that the belligerent Bush Administration will use these resolutions against this body. They will declare the passage of these resolutions as a green light to go to war with Iran.
“This House is better served by demanding sensible and responsible diplomatic foreign policy initiatives from the Bush Administration. We should demand that the Administration engage immediately in high-level diplomatic talks with Iran.
“By continuing to neglect this duty and engaging in the ongoing condemnation of Iran without opening the diplomatic channels, we are systemically destroying every available route to restoring peace and security in the Middle East,” Kucinich said.