Kucinich visits Albany-Vows to look into 9/11
Kucinich said he wants to launch his own miniature investigation into “a narrow portion'’ of the 9/11 attacks.
He was short on details, but did say that the House Government Oversight Domestic Policy Subcommittee, of which he is chairman, will be
looking at “a few discrepancies in the public record'’ that remain unresolved in the official 9/11 commission’s final report, which was issued in July of 2004.
reported from blog
ALBANY -- Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich predicted Sunday that by the time the New Hampshire primary arrives early next year, so many Americans will have tired of the war in Iraq that his peace platform will make him the choice for the Democratic nomination.
"They all voted for (war funding)," Kucinich said of his fellow Democratic opponents -- former Sen. John Edwards, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama. He said he is the only Democrat who can boast he's always been against the war, which, he told a packed house Sunday evening in Albany, "was based on lies."
Kucinich, a Democratic congressman from Ohio, was the guest speaker at Upper Hudson Peace Action's 25th anniversary dinner. Some 300 people squeezed into the basement of First Church in Albany.
The potluck supper featured many vegetarian dishes, but it was Kucinich who brought the red meat.
He ran down his platform of hot topics among progressive voters: ending the occupation of Iraq, canceling the North American Free Trade Agreement and working toward a universal, single-payer system of health care.
He also said that as chairman of a House subcommittee on domestic policy, he plans to launch an investigation of "a narrow portion" of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He offered few details, but said his subcommittee would be looking at "a few, specific discrepancies in the public record."