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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Cleveland Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich, who met with Syrian President Bashar Assad on a trip to Syria in 2007, met with him again today during another visit to the troubled Middle Eastern nation.
A report from Syria's official government news agency says that Kucinich met with Assad this morning, where the president "reviewed the recent events taking place in Syria" as well as "the advanced steps" the country has achieved in a "comprehensive reform program."
My money is on the “useful idiot” angle … either that or he is lining up a lobbying career for his post congressional future. Kucinich’s district is going to be eliminated when Ohio redistricts and his special brand of progressivism won’t sell well in any other district.
And, as we all know, Syria is well respected both for its respect of human rights and its treatment of Palestinian refugees .
there certainly isn’t any precedent for fact-finding missions like this being used as slick PR campaigns by oppressive regimes.
These must be some of the "comprehensive reforms" the Syrians want to share with Kucinich.
Kucinich's office says Arab-American constituents in his district asked him "to investigate conditions on the ground in Syria and to see if resolution of a situation where violence has been spiraling and events are spinning out of control is possible."
According to his office, Kucinich intends to meet with democracy activists, nongovernmental organizations, small-business owners, civilians and government officials, in addition to Assad and the president of Lebanon - Michel Suleiman - where Kucinich is also visiting.
Originally posted by Vitchilo
Maybe he's there to tell him to give concessions or NATO is gonna invade his country.
Kucinich doesn't want more illegal wars from Washington DC, so he's trying to defuse it before it starts?
see yet another reason i cant stand kucinich what indeed is he doing there? its not his place. the healthcare vote and now this kucinich is your classic two face political hack.
the healthcare vote and now this kucinich is your classic two face political hack.