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FROM DU: Congressman Kucinich and the Party Of Peaceniks:
As the third week of Israeli attacks on Lebanon began, Congressman Kucinich appeared Wednesday morning on Democracy Now!, where Host Amy Goodman asked him about H. Con. Res. 450."It calls upon the President to seek an immediate cessation of the violence, to have the United States lead the way towards multiparty talks without any preconditions."
When asked about support for the resolution, Kucinich said, "Well, there's a couple dozen right now ... I’m hopeful that as the American public continue to watch, aghast at the violence that is occurring both in the Palestinian areas as well as throughout Lebanon, as well as the attacks that are continuing on Israel, that people all over will say, 'Look, it's time for the US to step in and say, "Stop this." Let's bring everyone together. Let's in the short term stop the violence; in the long term, bring about a negotiated settlement involving all parties.' "
Asked about the Israel shelling in South Lebanon that killed four U.N. peacekeepers, Kucinich responded, "I’m condemning the loss of life anywhere. There's a lot of innocent people being killed ... I just hope an investigation will not show that this was deliberate ... whether it was deliberate or accidental, the effect is the same: the loss of life of people who are trying to be in the service of peace."
"This shows you how urgent it is for the United States to change its course, to call for an immediate cessation of violence, to bring all the parties together, without preconditions, and such multiparty talks will be the path towards a long-term resolution. The US must recognize that we have to talk to one another ..."You know, Abraham Lincoln gave a speech in his second inaugural that I think is a template for diplomacy and dialogue. He said, "With malice towards none, with charity for all."
"I mean, we have to have the capacity of going past the rhetoric and overlooking the slights and finding a way to bring people together. That's the only way we can stop a widening war."
FROM DU: Hezbollah, Hezbollah Backers, and Iran:
The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards called on his troops yesterday to "prepare themselves to get even" with Israel and the United States."
Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards and Basij should prepare themselves to get even with Zionists and Americans," General Yahya Rahim Safavi said."The supreme leader will announce the time for this," he said, referring to Iran's top cleric and commander-in-chief Ayatollah Ali Khamenei."
"We have to keep this sacred hatred of the enemies of Islam alive in our hearts until the time of revenge comes," the general said."I hope our nation can one day avenge the blood of innocent people in Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq and Afghanistan," he said, adding: "I ask God to arouse the dignity of Muslims and destroy America, Israel and their associates."
Iran denied it was helping Hizbollah in its fight against Israel in Lebanon."We haven't deployed any forces there (Lebanon)," said Hamid Reza Asefi, spokesman of Iran's foreign ministry. "If we choose to give them future military support, we will announce it."
"We have no fear of Mr Bush and company."
Which side do YOU think would prevail? They've been trying the flippydippy-hippy Kumbaya solutions in the middle east since I was a baby... When is the Left going to ask itself 'How's that workin' out?'