August 28, 2013
Former congressman Dennis Kucinich (D., Ohio) said today that striking Syria would turn the United States military into “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.
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