Vote for ideals, Kucinich


Published: Monday, January 5, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 5, 2004 at 1:13 a.m.

Jon Reiskind (Dec. 30) urges Democrats to be "realistic" about their choice of a presidential nominee rather than acting on "narrow ideals." In a Democratic debate held in New Hampshire on Dec. 9, Howard Dean was asked if he planned to keep U.S. troops in Iraq for years, to which he responded in the affirmative.

Our leaders broke into the house that was Iraq, destroyed possessions, homes, hurt and killed people, and in an effort to be "humane" and "realistic," we must support people who will keep us there for years? Does it even matter what is realistic - what is possible - if the possible generates suffering, chaos and death? Who is deciding for you what is realistic and where our responsibility as human beings lies?

There is only one candidate, Dennis J. Kucinich, who has a plan to remove our troops from Iraq in 90 days, with the timeline and step-by-step process your Democratic leaders complained President Bush failed to produce. You can read that plan at www.kucinich.us. Unfortunately, Dennis is stuck to narrow ideals, like not paying for our brothers, sisters, sons and daughters to be shot at in someone else's home.

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