Kucinich: Adding More Troops To Afghanistan Only Continues Failed War Policy

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Washington, Jan 10 – Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) released the following statement after learning of the Pentagon’s plan to send 3,000 more Marines to Afghanistan this April:

“The only thing this troop increase is going to achieve is stretching our military forces even thinner than they are already being stretched,” Kucinich said.

News reports today state that Defense Secretary Robert Gates is likely to send 3,000 more forces to Afghanistan in April. These troops will be used to fight another Taliban offensive that is expected this spring and has occurred in previous years.

“It has been proven time and time again that troop surges don’t work. The fruitless war in Afghanistan is not being won militarily,” Kucinich said.

Today’s news of a troop surge comes on the one-year anniversary of President Bush’s call for a troop surge in Iraq of 20,000 additional forces.

“Under our watch corruption and chaos in Afghanistan has developed and flourished. As the United States seeks to abate terrorism we must also learn from the consequences of a war-based foreign policy.

“After six years of destruction and death the United States should discontinue this immoral war and immediately begin high-level diplomatic negotiations with the countries of the Middle East in an effort to establish true stability and peace in the region. Our troops cannot afford to wait,” Kucinich said.

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January 10, 2008 appearance by Dennis Kucinich at Troy Dems.

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The 16 minutes edited out of Fox’s debate replay (videos)

In case you watched the replay of the debate either on Fox or on someone else’s videos of the debate, here are the deleted minutes. The full debate: Republican Presidential Candidates Debate 1-10-08 (videos) ~ Lo

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This the Pt.1 of the 16 minutes segment that FOX news did not air on their replay. It does contain a great remark from Ron Paul on if he is electable. That is at the end of Part 2.

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This the Pt.2 of the 16 minute segment that FOX news did not air on their replay. It does contain a great remark from Ron Paul on if he is electable. Thats at the end of Part 2. Why did FOX not play these 16 minutes?

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Space Invaders: Five Million Aliens for Hillary by Greg Palast

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by Greg Palast
Thursday, January 10, 2008

Will José Crow Voter ID Laws Pick Our President?
State Representative Russell Pearce of Mesa Arizona has warned us:

“There is a massive effort under way to register illegal aliens in this country.”

How many? According to the Congressman’s office, there are five million: Democrats, he says, who are not good Americans – they’re Mexicans!

Really?! Holy Cow! The Senator has uncovered a conspiracy to flood the voter rolls with Brown Hordes who’ve swum the Rio Grande just for a chance to vote for Hillary Clinton?!

Thank the Lord for vigilant citizens like Senator Pearce. His efforts, along with the work of other patriotic (Republican) politicians, successfully stopped 300,000 voters from obtaining ballots in 2004 – because these voters had brought the wrong ID to the polls. New ID laws in Arizona and half a dozen states blocked these voters at the polling-house door. Others with “wrong” ID’s were handed what are called ‘provisional’ ballots – which were then not counted.

On Wednesday, the Republican majority on the US Supreme Court indicated it would vote to uphold these new voter ID requirements.

And just in time. If not for these new ID laws, warns Senator Pearce and other Republicans across the nation, a dark wave of illegal aliens would vote again in our upcoming Presidential election.

Or maybe not. Maybe there aren’t five million illegal voters for Hillary or Obama or Edwards. Maybe there are just five hundred. Maybe there are none.

I called Senator Pearce’s office to get a couple of the names of these illegal voters. After all, it should be easy as pie to catch them: they have to give their names and addresses to register and vote. Odd thing, out of five million illegal registrants, the Senator, after a week of looking, couldn’t provide me the name of one. Not one.

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Mayor Bloomberg launches ‘research effort’ for White House run by David Edwards & Ron Brynaert

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by David Edwards and Ron Brynaert
Raw Story
Thursday January 10, 2008

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has quietly been polling and conducting a highly sophisticated voter analysis in all 50 states as he decides whether to launch an independent presidential bid, associates said Wednesday.

A source has told CNN’s John King, that “Mayor Mike Bloomberg has asked his pollsters and other political advisors to assemble a vast database of information. Voter registration, who might vote for an independent, voter trends, what they call micro targeting of the polling places… They want all of this data together to analyze his potential chances.” King is told that the analysis of that information has not yet begun. King also says that a final decision on a 2008 run is due the first week of March.

However, King reports that Bloomberg is less likely to run if “a unifying figure like Barack Obama” wins the Democratic nomination.

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Repress U – How to Build a Homeland Security Campus in 7 Steps By Michael Gould-Wartofsky

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By Michael Gould-Wartofsky
Tomdispatch.com
January 10, 2008

Free speech zones. Taser guns. Hidden cameras. Data mining. A new security curriculum. Private security contractors… Welcome to the new homeland security campus

From Harvard to UCLA, the ivory tower is fast becoming the latest watchtower in Fortress America. The terror warriors, having turned their attention to “violent radicalization and homegrown terrorism” — as it was recently dubbed in a House of Representatives bill of the same name — have set out to reconquer that traditional hotbed of radicalization, the university.

Building a homeland-security campus and bringing the university to heel is a seven-step mission:

1. Target dissidents: As the warfare state has triggered dissent, the campus has increasingly become a target gallery — with student protesters in the crosshairs. The government’s number one target? Peace and justice organizations.

From 2003 to 2007, an unknown number of them made it into the Pentagon’s “Threat and Local Observation Notice” system (TALON), a secretive domestic spying program ostensibly designed to track direct “potential terrorist threats” to the Department of Defense itself. Last year, via Freedom of Information Act requests, the ACLU uncovered at least 186 specific TALON reports on “anti-military protests” in the U.S. — some listed as “credible threats” — from student groups at the University of California-Santa Cruz, State University of New York, Georgia State University, and New Mexico State University, among other campuses.

At more than a dozen universities and colleges, police officers now double as full-time FBI agents and, according to the Campus Law Enforcement Journal, serve on many of the nation’s 100 Joint Terrorism Task Forces. These dual-purpose officer-agents have knocked on student activists’ doors from North Carolina State to the University of Colorado and, in one case, interrogated an Iraqi-born professor at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst about his antiwar views.

FBI agents, or their campus stand-ins, don’t have to do all the work themselves. Administrators often do it for them, setting up “free speech zones,” which actually constrain speech, and punishing those who step outside them. Last year, protests were typically forced into “free assembly areas” at the University of Central Florida and Clemson University; while students at Hampton and Pace Universities faced expulsion for handing out antiwar flyers, aka “unauthorized materials.”

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Kucinich treated like a rock star in Troy campaign stop By Kathleen Gray

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By Kathleen Gray
Free Press Staff Writer
January 10, 2008

With presidential candidates largely absent from Michigan in the days leading to Tuesday’s primary, even a second-tier candidate generates a lot of excitement in the state.

U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich might not be doing very well in voting so far in Iowa and New Hampshire, but tonight in Troy he attracted a standing room-only crowd of more than 300 people at the Troy Democratic Club meeting.

They treated him like a rock star, screaming in adoration and repeatedly giving him standing ovations when he said he would call for the removal of all troops from Iraq within three months of taking office, and advocated impeaching vice president Dick Cheney and President George W. Bush and charging them with crimes after they leave office.

“America has been pursuing a strategy that has taken us down a very dark path,” he said. “I’m the only candidate running for President of the United States who voted against the war.”

Kucinich is one of only four Democrats who will appear on Tuesday’s ballot, along with Sen. Hillary Clinton, former U.S. Rep. Mike Gravel and Sen. Christopher Dodd, who dropped out of the race last week.

And he will be the only candidate to make any appearances in Michigan. He is scheduled to appear at four more campaign events in the state through Monday.

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