Dennis Kucinich, the Democratic Congressman from Ohio is unhappy with President Obama, and he has been unhappy for some time now. Mr. Kucinich has accused President Obama of bypassing Congress, and engaging in what he calls, a war on Libya. Mr. Kucinich is so mad at the President, he’s even floated the idea of impeachment.
But once Kucinich had a chance to see the process play out in Libya, and the potential overthrow of a dictator who has murdered countless innocent people living in his country including some Americans, one would think Kucinich would have a change of heart and realize that getting rid of Gaddafi is for the best. But one would be wrong to think that.
Dennis Kucinich is still upset about the actions in Libya and he is now calling for the NATO generals to be held accountable for ending Qadhafi’s reign of terror.
NATO’s top commanders may have acted under color of international law but they are not exempt from international law. If members of the Gaddafi Regime are to be held accountable, NATO’s top commanders must also be held accountable through the International Criminal Court for all civilian deaths resulting from bombing. Otherwise we will have witnessed the triumph of a new international gangsterism.
A little history about Gadaffi
Through the 1970s and 1980s Gaddafi supported terrorism against the United States and Western nations. In 1987 he was caught red-handed ordering terror attacks that killed American servicemen in Germany; he also supported the IRA in its murder campaign in Great Britain. Finally, the 1988 Lockerbie bombing that killed 270 innocents from 21 nations was carried out by a Libyan agent.
In the 1988 aircraft bombing 189 Americans lost their lives. A further 43 UK citizens were murdered. There are more than 200 reasons for getting Gaddafi out of power and, if he survives, to put him on trial for his many outrages.
The people of Libya requested NATO’s intervention. They are on a mission to save their own lives from a madman who proved time and again that killing is a major part of his resume. Dennis Kucinich needs to set his brand of politics aside and realize the magnitude of what’s happening in Libya and the lives being saved. And he also needs to stop giving Republicans their next dumb talking points.