Iraq War Facts: Over 1,000,000 INNOCENT Iraqis PERISHED, $TRILLIONS in DAMAGE occurred at a cost of $5 TRILLION

From: Huffington Post

Dennis Kucinich

8 Reasons Why Congress Should Vote No on Training and Funding Syrian Rebels
Posted: 09/17/2014

Today Congress will vote on the McKeon Amendment, a piece of legislation most Americans haven’t heard of. But the consequences of the vote today are grave: funding Syrian “rebels” will precipitate a new and wider war in the Middle East. Here are eight reasons why Congress should vote NO on the McKeon Amendment:

1. It is a waste of money.

We’d be on the hook for a projected $21 billion price tag over three years. The Pentagon plans to train 5,000 rebels in the next year, which at $1 million for each soldier could cost up to $15 billion dollars over the three-year war. The nearly 2,000 U.S. troops in Iraq will cost $6 billion over three years.

The last Iraq War added at least $5 trillion to the long-term deficit.

2. There are no “moderates”

Historian Alastair Crooke, writing about the connection between Saudi Arabia and ISIS, recently described “moderate” insurgents in Syria as being “rarer than a mythical unicorn.” “Moderates” have a non-aggression pact with ISIS. […]

4. Those receiving U.S. money will turn on us.

Since the U.S. began its war on Iraq in March of 2003, over 1,000,000 innocent Iraqis (4 percent of the population) have perished and trillions of dollars in damage has occurred. Iraqis were stripped of their homes, their jobs, their social networks, humiliated beyond words, their country ruined. This is why America cannot expect to find any friends in Iraq. […]

8. Congress has it backwards.

Congress should not vote to fund a war it has not declared. The Congress must first vote for war before it votes to provide money for a war.

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EVANGELICALS’ LEGACY: Biggest WARMONGERS! – 2005-6 Gallup Poll: Protestants and Frequent Churchgoers Most Supportive of Iraq War — Least supportive are non-Christians and people with no religion

Kucinich: Striking Syria Will Make U.S. Military ‘Al-Qaeda’s Air Force’ — “The verdict is in before the facts have been gathered. What does that tell you?”

From: National Review

Kucinich: Striking Syria Will Make U.S. Military ‘Al-Qaeda’s Air Force’

Kucinich, who voted against the Iraq War and campaigned for the Democratic nomination for president in 2004 and 2008, lambasted the idea that Obama could act without congressional authorization, which he said would be a violation of the Constitution. He also warned that intervening in Syria would entangle the United States in another war in the Middle East and encourage Islamists who are fighting the forces of Syrian president Bashar Assad.

“So what, we’re about to become al-Qaeda’s air force now?” Kucinich sarcastically asked The Hill. …

“The verdict is in before the facts have been gathered,” Kucinich said. “What does that tell you?” 

Entire Article Here

[video] Dennis Kucinich: US an 'Orwellian State', Drones, GMOs, Holding Bush Accountable — Abby Martin talks to the legendary US Congressman who kept his integrity!

Partial transcript here

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyrYyuUoaCo]Dennis Kucinich: US an ‘Orwellian State’, Drones, GMOs, Holding Bush Accountable

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Published on Mar 21, 2013

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[video] Congressman Ron Paul's Speech Against Iran Sanctions August 1, 2012

Ron Paul ROCKS!
Great intro by Dennis Kucinich too! I respect them both!
On Facebook, Edward Griffin says:

Ron Paul nails it! Excellent video.

Ron Paul educates Congress about the foolishness of war in the Middle East and the hypocrisy of the claim that it is for foreigners’ civil liberties when Americans are subjected to assassination, indefinite detention, warrantless wiretaps and more here at home.

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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bn1o2p9VBiw]Congressman Ron Paul’s Speech Against Iran Sanctions August 1, 2012

Published on Aug 1, 2012 by 

Congressman Ron Paul’s floor speech against Iran Sanctions bill on August 1, 2012.

Congressman Dennis Kucinich: The MEDIA COVERAGE on IRAN is MIRRORING the coverage in the lead-up to the IRAQ war – grand claims about a smoking gun that doesn't exist

From: InformationClearingHouse.com…

Iran : Fact Checking the Media

By Dennis Kucinich

February 03, 2012 “Information Clearing House” — During an interview last month on CBS’ Face the Nation, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta set the record straight on Iran: “Are they trying to develop a nuclear weapon? No.” But if you read recent news reports lately, you’d think otherwise.

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The media coverage on Iran is mirroring the coverage in the lead-up to the Iraq war: grand claims about a smoking gun that doesn’t exist. For example, The New York Times incorrectly reported last month that the latest International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report on Iran concluded that their nuclear program had a military objective. The paper’s public editor, Arthur Brisbane, was forced to acknowledge their mistake and wrote: “Some readers, mindful of the faulty intelligence and reporting about Saddam Hussein’s weapons program, are watching the Iran nuclear coverage very closely.” Other media outlets such as National Public Radio, PBS and The Washington Post have been challenged on their coverage too.

A recent publication from the Center for Strategic and International Studies titled “The IAEA’s Iran Report and Misplaced Paranoia,” noted that “With few exceptions, these revelations are not exactly new. More importantly, neither is the thrust of the report: that Iran is developing some capabilities that can only be understood as preliminaries to the development of nuclear weapons. Unfortunately, early coverage of the report’s release gives the opposite impression.”

Many have recognized that the media failed to do its job in the lead-up to the Iraq war. The potential consequences of treading on that same path with Iran are grave. The U.S. has thus far spent over $1.2 trillion of borrowed money on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Military action against Iran would be disastrous for the region and for U.S. moral standing. A serious diplomatic track based on mutual trust and respect is the only way to achieve increased transparency.

Related:
Defense Secretary Panetta admits Iran NOT developing nukes: “Are they trying to develop a nuclear weapon? No.” — And they call Ron Paul’s foreign policy ‘insane’ while they pressure Iran with sanctions that could cut off all middle east oil!