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U.S. Should Be Able to Support Democracy

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WASHINGTON , D.C. (Feb. 9)

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today released the following statement about the ongoing protests in Egypt:

"Protests in Egypt continue, with workers across the country joining in, by conducting strikes following the Mubarak regime"s hollow steps toward reform.  According to Human Rights Watch, over 300 Egyptians have lost their lives thus far in their commitment to realizing their democratic aspirations. 

"The U.S. is throwing its support behind Vice President Omar Suleiman -- one of Mubarak's closest confidants, while at the same time making statements in support of the Egyptian people.  Egyptians are simply demanding the same things for their country that we often take for granted here: a representative government, term limits and a constitution that affords everyone equal protection.  The U.S. should be able to support democracy-building when there is no war involved."

 

Dennis Kucinich is former US Congressman and two-time presidential candidate from Ohio who served 16 years in the U.S. House of Representatives. 

Visit his website at  KucinichAction

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you said: "The U.S. should be able to support demo... by Robert Lee on Thursday, Feb 10, 2011 at 10:53:59 AM
Been reading Birch Society literature, have you?... by Jim Arnold on Thursday, Feb 10, 2011 at 6:53:12 PM
in 1949 and in fact betrayed Mao! The two of them ... by Michael Shaw on Friday, Feb 11, 2011 at 10:35:57 AM
Really, MichaelWhy would you believe we'd support ... by Jim Arnold on Friday, Feb 11, 2011 at 12:30:38 PM
Dennis says:"that we often take for granted here: ... by Cliff Carson on Thursday, Feb 10, 2011 at 4:35:19 PM
Rep Kucinich knows better than most that we don't ... by Lynn Landes on Thursday, Feb 10, 2011 at 5:35:51 PM
We have NEVER had a true Democracy.This is a Repub... by Donald on Friday, Feb 11, 2011 at 8:07:23 AM
for all of the things you are working hard to do i... by Philip Dennany on Thursday, Feb 10, 2011 at 5:53:33 PM
greetings. the U.S. has never supported a democra... by edward stein on Thursday, Feb 10, 2011 at 9:58:51 PM
As a long time supporter of Kucinich I find this t... by Giovanni Eureka Springs, AR on Friday, Feb 11, 2011 at 8:48:54 AM
somehow we are not. I cannot help to think that as... by Michael Shaw on Friday, Feb 11, 2011 at 10:30:02 AM
VP Suleiman is know as the torturer and the USA sh... by Will Currey on Friday, Feb 11, 2011 at 1:18:43 PM
Michael Shaws comments that begin... "We should be... by Rae on Friday, Feb 11, 2011 at 3:05:48 PM
I think we would need to have a real democracy her... by DH Fabian on Sunday, Feb 13, 2011 at 12:57:34 AM