Video: Kucinich dumps on Bush for Syrian TV

posted at 6:00 pm on September 10, 2007 by Allahpundit

Quite a day. MoveOn, Code Pink, and now the trifecta as the peace midget slobbers all over Syrian fascist Bashar Assad for the viewers at home. One of our lefty commenters scolded me earlier for equating St. Cindy’s peace brigades with “mainstream” Democrats; fair enough, but he’ll have a harder time spinning this one. Another golden moment for Rahm Emanuel’s solemn edict that partisanship ends at the water’s edge.

Skip ahead to 5:30 or so for the queasiest parts, but be advised that if you do you’ll miss the Halliburton reference. As you watch, bear in mind that “General Betray Us” spent part of his afternoon showing off this chart to the Armed Services Committee:

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It speaks for itself, but if you need to be walked through it I recommend this short piece from U.S. News and the fine print in this post about who’s supplying the manpower for the jihad in Iraq. Made in Saudi Arabia, but the conveyor belt runs through Damascus. Click the image to watch.

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Sigh.

At least Jane Fonda was hot.

see-dubya on September 10, 2007 at 6:02 PM

Isn’t there some fetid e.Coli SPINACH laying around? He looks hungry.

seejanemom on September 10, 2007 at 6:02 PM

HEY SEE-DUBYA!

seejanemom on September 10, 2007 at 6:03 PM

You want HAWT, SEE-DUBYA???

CHECK HER OUT!!!!!!!

seejanemom on September 10, 2007 at 6:04 PM

jesus tapdancing christ!
HOW IS THIS(!!!!!!) NOT TREASON?!!!

Defector01 on September 10, 2007 at 6:07 PM

Why do I have the feeling that nonfactor will be a no show on this thread?

Zetterson on September 10, 2007 at 6:09 PM

” T R E A S O N ”

Hang that idiot !

oldelpasoan on September 10, 2007 at 6:09 PM

I lament the fact that in my lifetime, we’ve come to the point in America where blatant acts of sedition aren’t ridiculed, but rather triumphed, by significant portions of the populace.

That’s happened in my lifetime. And I’m not even 30 yet.

Vyce on September 10, 2007 at 6:10 PM

Oh to be a youtube snowman at a democratic debate.

This is why Dems wont go on Fox for a debate

William Amos on September 10, 2007 at 6:11 PM

The former mayor of Cleveland is just another democrap traitor waste of skin, and that’s what he has going for him. A professional oxygen thief.

Zorro on September 10, 2007 at 6:13 PM

Another golden moment for Rahm Emanuel’s solemn edict that partisanship ends at the water’s edge.

You forgot the other half of that edict – …but sedition begins in earnest there.

steveegg on September 10, 2007 at 6:13 PM

I wonder if being in the presence of an authentic fascist made his antennae twitch at all.

DrSteve on September 10, 2007 at 6:15 PM

Don’t question their patriotism! Calling troops Nazis, terrorists, murderers, being used as propaganda in Syria, saying the war is lost, flipping and calling Bush a liar on WMDs after 13 years of making the case themselves, etc. etc. the list goes on and on.

Again, evil is the only way to describe your modern Democratic Party, in which anything goes, so long as it helps get them elected.

RightWinged on September 10, 2007 at 6:16 PM

Kucinich is a Useful Idiot with an extra side order of Idiot.

Somehow I doubt that he’ll swing by to visit the troops while he’s in that neck of the woods. Consorting with our enemies is way more important than actually supporting (as opposed to “supporting”, the way the libs do) our servicemembers.

ReubenJCogburn on September 10, 2007 at 6:20 PM

Nonfactor? Where are you?

BadgerHawk on September 10, 2007 at 6:20 PM

He should be called upon to resign – him, and Pelosi, and all the others who seek to conduct foreign policy in direct opposition to our government.

nailinmyeye on September 10, 2007 at 6:21 PM

maybe as many as a million Iraqi’s killed

Where did this chipmonk pull that figure out of??? Nowhere have I heard that figure.

What a TREASONIST tool.

PappaMac on September 10, 2007 at 6:21 PM

I like how he called it “House Resolution one two three four”, not HR twelve thirty-four. Gotta keep that name simple, to coincide with that simple peace that will follow our departure.

BadgerHawk on September 10, 2007 at 6:27 PM

Kucinich is a Useful Idiot with an extra side order of Idiot.

Make that VEGAN Idiot.

seejanemom on September 10, 2007 at 6:27 PM

You know the really sad thing about todays Iraqi hearings ?

That the true anti war clowns that needed to be paraded out in handcuffs from the hearing werent. Kucinich and a few other democratic congresspeople were truely the ones more deserving of being arrested than anyone in Code Pink.

William Amos on September 10, 2007 at 6:28 PM

the Repub version of Kucinich will be on O’Reily tonight. could be some fireworks? atleast our fool, so far, isn’t going to Syria and praising our enemies…yet.

jp on September 10, 2007 at 6:30 PM

Please explain to this non-lawyer how there is any way this could ever be stretched to not be “aid and comfort to the enemy…”

eeyore on September 10, 2007 at 6:30 PM

I really am mystified by his praise for Assad. Is he taken by his smile or something? It simply makes no sense what so ever.
I do agree however with the multi-national peace keeping force however. It’s the only way to fill the vacuum left once we’re forced to withdraw.

SouthernDem on September 10, 2007 at 6:31 PM

Please explain to this non-lawyer how there is any way this could ever be stretched to not be “aid and comfort to the enemy…”
eeyore on September 10, 2007 at 6:30 PM

Please correct me if I’m wrong, but technically we have to be at war with someone for this to happen, and war has never been formally declared.

SouthernDem on September 10, 2007 at 6:33 PM

Nonfactor? Where are you?

BadgerHawk on September 10, 2007 at 6:20 PM

nonfactor? You there? Anyone?

Jaibones on September 10, 2007 at 6:34 PM

Seditious at the least.
Bella Pelosi & this demented troll have commited what used to be called treason. Anyone remember Ethel and Julius Rosenberg? They were hung for treason.
But back then, the Speaker of the House of Representatives wasn’t a grandmother pinko commie from San FranSICKO.
God help us.

mountainmanbob on September 10, 2007 at 6:36 PM

Absolutely disgusting. I couldn’t count the number of times he said the war was based on a lie even though that pathetic canard was proven wrong years ago.

I guess it’s what he wants to believe, and no amount of truth will ever interfere.

Did Assad give him some free dental work while he was there? Maybe that’s why he’s disposed to lavish such praise on a dictator.

LB - the one that isn't LaShawn Barber on September 10, 2007 at 6:37 PM

Allah nails the story with his rear-ending of Rahm the Punk. Someone needs to get Douchebag Emanuel on camera for his response to this abortion.

Jaibones on September 10, 2007 at 6:38 PM

Nuke Kucinich!

Christoph on September 10, 2007 at 6:43 PM

…we have to be at war…
SouthernDem on September 10, 2007 at 6:33 PM

You might be about right concerning treason. A little googling lead to Ex parte Bollman 8 U.S. 75 (1807), which seems close.

eeyore on September 10, 2007 at 6:47 PM

Why do we even care what Dennis Kucinich has to say anymore? The man is so beyond irrelevance now to the point that he wouldn’t even qualify to be a question in a future edition of Trivial Pursuit.

pilamaye on September 10, 2007 at 6:55 PM

the 2001 AUMF and the 2003 AUMF are modern, formal declarations of war. the constitution doesn’t give any contextual requirements for how it is to be done, just that congress declares it.

technically bush could claim Assad, being a terror state sponsor, falls under the 2001 AUMF. obviously in the real world of politics, this isn’t possible so a moot point.

jp on September 10, 2007 at 6:55 PM

douche: “…and that’s what I’m offering.”

leftist bimbo “…and when it’s time for withdrawal, Bush actually sends in more troops, the surge, how do you find that?”

Heavens, I fast forwarded blindly, and this is the first thing I heard. It was enough.

“Sergeant, take that little piece of crap into custody.”

Jaibones on September 10, 2007 at 7:00 PM

But at least he refuses categorically to go to Iraq, to avoid giving any political benefit to BOOOOSH.

How bad can Syria be compared to the Great Satan?

The link, with his statements.
http://worldnetdaily.com/news/printer-friendly.asp?ARTICLE_ID=57506

gekkobear on September 10, 2007 at 7:01 PM

the 2001 AUMF and the 2003 AUMF are modern, formal declarations of war.

Technically I believe you are correct. The flaw, however, is that we are no longer at war with the government of Iraq nor Afghanistan, and it’s impossible to be at war, again, technically, with terrorists.

technically bush could claim Assad, being a terror state sponsor, falls under the 2001 AUMF.

I think he’d have a hard time with that legally.

This is all off topic anyway. Kucinich is still a douche.

SouthernDem on September 10, 2007 at 7:08 PM

Watched. Don’t really have much to say. *spit*

Limerick on September 10, 2007 at 7:15 PM

Logan Act?

Andy in Agoura Hills on September 10, 2007 at 7:25 PM

Why do we even care what Dennis Kucinich has to say anymore?…
pilamaye on September 10, 2007 at 6:55 PM

Because this will be played all over the Muslim world, over and over, as “U.S. Government Representative agrees America is wrong and evil…”

eeyore on September 10, 2007 at 7:26 PM

Syria has a very important role to play in destroying Western Civilisation. Patriotism ends at the water’s edge.

aengus on September 10, 2007 at 7:27 PM

Naive putz or traitor douchebag?

I vote yes.

fogw on September 10, 2007 at 7:28 PM

Here’s a fax I sent to Traitor Kucinich’s office (boy, this really has me steamed):

Rep. Kucinich:

Your recent interview on Syrian TV was, in a word, despicable. In my view, it is treasonous to go to a country which HATES the United States, which is a state sponsor of terrorism, and tell them that our President is “crooked”. In fact, you even (mis) quoted the Bible to make your point — “That which is crooked cannot be made straight”. You also told Syria that your country was wrong for going to war with Iraq in the first place, and that we needed to correct the “mistake” that our country made.

By the way, I really don’t appreciate your using the prestige of the United States to tell our enemies how bad we are.

And what, exactly, were you doing in Syria on what was apparently a foreign policy mission? When did it become Congress’ job to conduct foreign policy?

You should hang your head in shame, that is, if you even have one.

jimbo2 on September 10, 2007 at 7:28 PM

We seriously need to have our own investigations and committees regarding TREASON.

Static on September 10, 2007 at 7:29 PM

This is a perfect example of why democracy will not work. This guy just solidified the Syrian vote. I am as sick after watching that as any time in the history of my life.

Assad (‘his excellency’ as Kucinich calls that president) has been sending in people to kill AMERICAN FORCES. ASSAD IS THE PROBLEM. If he is interested in peace, then there will be no war because he’s fighting against us. He had the Lebanese president assassinated.

Kucinich will solve all the murders by talking to murderers in this country and having them tell him ‘they won’t kill anyone anymore’. I can’t believe it, I am so sick. THIS IS TREASON! KUCINICH SHOULD BE TRIED FOR TREASON FOR THIS! HE HAS NO BUSINESS SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. HE DOES NOT REPRESENT AMERICA! HE REPRESENTS HIS SMALL CONSTITUENCY AND IS SPEAKING ON AMERICA’S BEHALF.

He should be tried for treason. This is too much. There is no point to that visit. He did more damage to America than even Pelosi did before. He is no American. He should move to Syria.

I can’t express the level of disgust I have right now.

ThackerAgency on September 10, 2007 at 7:29 PM

Why do we even care what Dennis Kucinich has to say anymore? The man is so beyond irrelevance now to the point that he wouldn’t even qualify to be a question in a future edition of Trivial Pursuit.

pilamaye on September 10, 2007 at 6:55 PM

He is far out there, and has zero chance of winning the Whitehouse. But this is a US Representative speaking out against the current Administration’s Defense policy on Syrian TV.

Dork B. on September 10, 2007 at 7:31 PM

I still remember the Iowa Congressman on the HotAir rant that said the Democrats hate Bush more than they love our country. This goes WAY past that. The left is so blinded by hate that they can’t see the danger here.

Dennis is a real Menace.

Ordinary1 on September 10, 2007 at 7:33 PM

Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply, himself or his agent, to any foreign government or the agents thereof for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of its agents or subjects.

Andy in Agoura Hills on September 10, 2007 at 7:33 PM

Terms Limits, anyone? It’s the only way to get these traitors out of office.

I’m not worried about the good ones leaving office. There are plenty of great Americans to step up to the plate, if only we could get rid of all of the dead weight that’s there now.

Being up there basically for life is what has corrupted most of them.

jimbo2 on September 10, 2007 at 7:34 PM

Dennis and Elizabeth Kucinich: 31-year age difference.

Think the MSM will notice that? Or is Fred’s marital age difference (which is less) more important?

BTW, Liz has a tongue stud. Yummy.

Andy in Agoura Hills on September 10, 2007 at 7:38 PM

Nonfactor in 1…2…3…4…5…6..7..8..9…………….

sonnyspats1 on September 10, 2007 at 7:43 PM

Naive putz or traitor douchebag?

I vote yes.

The latter. That broadcast was one of the most shocking things I’ve ever seen in my life. Kucinich is a greater pro-fascist than Charles Lindberg. I hope that his grandchildren grow up to realise that.

aengus on September 10, 2007 at 7:45 PM

The twerp has a man crush on Assad. I felt honored? He is a viscious little political mongoose. Someone please put him back in his cage. This becoming an outright eminent threat to national security.

sonnyspats1 on September 10, 2007 at 7:47 PM

Kucinich is a slimy little worm and a disgusting traitor. Only in America could a slug like him be given equal time and status among real patriots.

rplat on September 10, 2007 at 8:00 PM

aengus on September 10, 2007 at 7:45 PM

Sadly, it’s all about power at any cost.

Power, the ultimate aphrodisiac suicide pill.

fogw on September 10, 2007 at 8:02 PM

SouthernDem on September 10, 2007 at 7:08 PM

I say throw Syria in under the 2001 AUMF, because of this part:

a) IN GENERAL- That the President is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons, in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States by such nations, organizations or persons.

so a literal reading of that says that if the President determines Syria/Assad Regime aided/harbored al-qaida, then we are at war with them, technically speaking. and Syria has been listed as a “Terror sponsor state” for awhile now by the State Dept.

of course the politics of all this makes it a moot point.

jp on September 10, 2007 at 8:04 PM

I made it halfway through. I couldn’t watch anymore.

Connie on September 10, 2007 at 8:09 PM

One of our lefty commenters scolded me earlier for equating St. Cindy’s peace brigades with “mainstream” Democrats

Sorry, AP, the Dems own them. They used them last November to get elected. I’m not going to let them disown them now.

Connie on September 10, 2007 at 8:10 PM

This is a despicable display of sedition and extreme naivete. Of course, he’s just following in Jimmy Carter’s footsteps. But, seriously, how in the world do these “peacelovers” ignore the fact that they are talking to murderers? Let us not forget that Kucinich received an endorsement from the Communist Party USA in 2004. It’s time to enforce the Logan Act and the Sedition Act! This can’t be allowed. There should be a call for his impeachment for this.

CP on September 10, 2007 at 8:21 PM

BTW, after Syria, Kucinich went to Lebanon and said he would not visit the troops in Iraq because…

“I feel the United States is engaging in an illegal occupation … I don’t want to bless that occupation with my presence,” Kucinich said in Lebanon, according to the Associated Press. “I will not do it.”

What a bastard.

CP on September 10, 2007 at 8:24 PM

It’s time to enforce the Logan Act and the Sedition Act!

Not to mention the Smith Act.

aengus on September 10, 2007 at 8:37 PM

How can anyone doubt that the Democratic Party, as opposed to every person who considers themselves a Democrat, takes their marching orders from our enemies?

Buzzy on September 10, 2007 at 8:39 PM

Outside of the whole treason meme, I found the section starting at 7:58 particularly moronic when Kucinich says:

There’s a saying in the Christian Bible which says: “That which is crooked can not be made straight.”

This is a typically ignorant disection vivisection of scripture; and it’s not even the first time he’s used it. (see 2005 or June ’07)

Someone should let Special K know that the verse which he partially quotes is referring to the futility of seeking complete fullfilment through the vain persuit of worldly knowledge. It has absolutely nothing to do with the ability to fix a bad situation by changing course.

12thman on September 10, 2007 at 8:56 PM

So sedition/ treason are no longer punishable offenses? Just two more exits on our off the map PC built first amendment rights highway? This is effing outrageous…

JWS on September 10, 2007 at 8:57 PM

jp on September 10, 2007 at 8:04 PM

Not to play semantics, but it’s still not a declaration of war and the legality would be completely questionable because this:

or harbored such organizations or persons

is in the past tense and directly refers to September 11th.

Emotionally, it feels like treason. Legally, it is not.

SouthernDem on September 10, 2007 at 9:00 PM

This dirtbag needs to be arrested for treason when he gets off his airplane. This is treason, no more, no less. Anyone who votes for him should suffer the same fate. He is dead to me as an American citizen.

Centurion68 on September 10, 2007 at 9:06 PM

These people are freaks. They’re killing our country for a chance at the white house. Meanwhile, our “president” is allowing more freaks from mexico to roam freely about America. Anyone doubt that that is how the nuke will enter – if it hasn’t already…

JWS on September 10, 2007 at 9:08 PM

“His Excellency”. Do you think Dennis got down on his knees for the dictator? Thank you Ohio for giving America that moron.

peacenprosperity on September 10, 2007 at 9:18 PM

Tinfoil burqa

Kini on September 10, 2007 at 9:25 PM

At about 3:15 there is the sound of what seems like a gunshot in the background. Hobbit boy pauses as if he expects the bullet to enter the back of his head. LOL! First class dweeb.

warriorlawyer on September 10, 2007 at 9:52 PM

Michael: [speaking to Carlo] Only don’t tell me you’re innocent. Because it insults my intelligence and makes me very angry.

Limerick on September 10, 2007 at 10:17 PM

“His Excellency”?????? And he calls our President “Mr. Bush?” What an absolute asshat!

MsUnderestimated on September 10, 2007 at 10:48 PM

I hope history remembers those who sold their country out for political gain. I am pessimistic though, because it seems the left writes the textbooks these days.

p40tiger on September 11, 2007 at 12:33 AM

Remember how steamed Charlie Rangel got when Chavez came to New York and called Bush the devil?

I sent a fax to Rangel’s office to make him aware of Dennis the Menace.

Back in the old days, they would have called him “Benedict” Kucinich.

jimbo2 on September 11, 2007 at 1:51 AM

Ron Paul – Dennis Kucinich 2008!!!

RightWinged on September 11, 2007 at 4:46 AM

Could you imagine him in World War II???

Do you think that he would have been allowed to continue as a member of Congress????

Golfer_75093 on September 11, 2007 at 8:23 AM

**blrrff**

I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

dvldog1142 on September 11, 2007 at 9:36 AM

I had to stop this half way through. I couldn’t take it anymore!

I can see his going for the JFK vote. No, not John Frenchy Kerry. Jihadis For Kucinich!

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on September 11, 2007 at 2:15 PM

I wish Allah would have put in the headline, “Lord Douchebag of Munchkin Land Speaks”. That would have been more appropriate.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on September 11, 2007 at 2:17 PM