Kucinich Resolution to End the War

Dennis Kucinich
December 10, 2009

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Congressman Dennis Kucinich is circulating two “privileged resolutions” to trigger votes to end the wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Congressman Kucinich, in a written release, earlier today stated:

“Today, I will begin circulating two privileged resolutions which will trigger debate and votes on a timely withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and Pakistan.”

“Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution of the United States makes it Congress’ responsibility to determine whether or not we go to war or stay at war. Consistent with Article I, Section 8, the privileged resolutions will involve the War Powers Resolution of 1973. I ask for your support of these resolutions, which will be introduced in the House in January.”

“Yesterday, with the U.S. Secretary of Defense at his side, the President of Afghanistan declared that his country’s security forces will need financial and training assistance from the United States for the next 15-20 years.”

“We cannot afford these wars. We cannot afford the loss of lives. We cannot afford the cost to taxpayers. We cannot afford to fail to exercise our constitutional right to end the wars.”

“Please sign onto the privileged resolutions to end the wars and to bring our troops home.”

“Stand up for our troops. Stand up for the truth. Stand up for the Constitution and Congress’ responsibility.”

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