- October 15 - Today, Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich called on fellow presidential
candidates John Kerry and John Edwards, who have now joined him in
opposing the additional $87 billion for the continued occupation
of Iraq, to also join him in his plan to bring U.S. troops home with
the U.N. taking over responsibilities for peace-keeping and
"Now that we're challenging the continued occupation of Iraq, it's
time for Democratic leaders to put forward an exit strategy," said
The exit strategy that Congressman Kucinich proposed last week is
available at <http://www.kucinich.us/statements.htm#100903>http://www.kucinich.us/stateme
These 3 points are part of the proposal:
1. The U.N. handles all oil revenues for the benefit of the Iraqi
people, with no privatization.
2. The U.N. handles all contracts for rebuilding, instead of no-bid
contracts to U.S. companies close to the Administration.
3. The UN facilitates steps toward Iraqi self-determination.
Congressman Kucinich is the only presidential candidate who voted
against the original Congressional authorization of the Iraq war.