Former presidential candidate and United States House of Representatives Member Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) is not buying the Trump administration line on the US missile attack last week in Syria. Interviewed at Fox News, Kucinich both rejects the reason offered for the attack and says the attack will help the Islamic State (ISIS), which President Donald Trump has said it is a high priority for the US to counter.
Kucinich explains in the interview that there is no clear proof presented that the Syria government used chemical weapons in the country – the purported justification for the US missile attack. Kucinich also asks, “Why are we helping ISIS?” The Syria military that the US attacked last week is attempting to defeat ISIS in Syria.
Kucinich also addresses in the interview how the US attacking the Syria military advances the desires of the Saudi Arabia government that is seeking to overthrow the Syria government. Mentioning Saudi involvement in the September 11, 2001 attacks in America, Kucinich further asks, “Why are we helping the people who helped bring about 9/11?”
Looking to the potential of the US government forcing regime change in Syria, Kucinich paints a dire picture. Kucinich says:
And we have to keep in mind, if the US forces regime change here, look at Iraq, look at Libya, look at the human effect – over a million Iraqis died in that war already. We don’t want to be responsible for inflaming a war, and we sure don’t want to be responsible for putting ISIS and al-Qaeda in charge.
Watch Kucinich’s complete interview here:
Reprinted from The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity. Massie is a member of the Ron Paul Institute.