U.S. lawmaker on fact-finding mission to Syria
U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, is visiting Syria.
June 28th, 2011
09:13 AM ET

U.S. lawmaker on fact-finding mission to Syria

U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, the Ohio Democrat who's long been an outspoken anti-war voice in Congress, is visiting volatile Syria to explore whether there is a resolution to the violence spiraling across that country.

Kucinich is part of a small delegation on a fact-finding mission to Syria and neighboring Lebanon.

He said in a statement on Monday that he pursued the trip because his constituents, a Cleveland-area district that includes many Arab-Americans, asked him to look into "conditions on the ground" and see if there's a solution to a situation that's "spinning out of control."

The state-run Syrian Arab News Agency said President Bashar al-Assad met with Kucinich and the accompanying delegation Monday.

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  1. zigzag

    Our troops that are to be returning home will be sent to Lybia and Syria.

    June 28, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • George Patton

      Sadly enough zigzag, I'm afraid you're right. This should not stand!!!

      June 28, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Philip

    How about a fact-finding mission to any inner-city USA? If we can't even control our own inner-cities crime and vilolence, how the heck are "we" able to control other's problems? Send Kucinich to an inner-city ghetto and have him assess the situation on the ground. Remind him not to be making his assessment's at night...not without a lot of extra security.

    June 28, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy

    How about a fact-finding mission to find and eradicate those pesky trolls who keep stealing our names?

    June 28, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini

      I totally agree with you, banasy. These right-wing nutjobs do have a right to their opinions but I just wish that they'd quit usurping our names to express them. Once and for all, I have absolutely no use for that butcher Obama nor for any of his obnoxious wars. I'd thank any goon not to post otherwise under my name!!!

      June 28, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    Kucinich was the only democrat who voted "No" for the war on Iraq. Anyone with a brain knew Iraq had nothing to do with 9.11, part of the proof being political and media talking heads constantly and without letup connecting Iraq with 9.11. So either all of the democrat's who voted "Yes" are warmongers, or they're stupid.

    June 28, 2011 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Philip

    ...orrrr they have combined with Republicans to form one big fat corporate fascist movement. Kind of like having a big fat Elephant with a Donkey head having a bowel movement on someone else's property, and trading debt with China so as to have Wal-Mart sell enough pooper-scoopers to clean it up.

    June 28, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini

      It appears that both scenarios are true, Philip. Unfortunately, most Democrats along with the Republicans now work for the MIC(military-industrial-complex) and that's why we're constantly at war, none of which have anything to do with our national security nor any of our rights or freedoms!!!

      June 28, 2011 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    We have long given up the bad habit of looking down our soiled pants or looking behind us to cringe at what we left behind.
    We are now so onto sniffing at the behinds of those who poop on far off lands and then torching them from far above.
    No one is going to the inner cities or the ghettos on our own sacred land.
    sorry guys for using the current vernacular, its now better understood than the language of civility, up on the Hill & generally with those who feast & dine on Faux News & such.

    June 28, 2011 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chasing the dragon no more

      Washington and other politicians need inner city dark skinned people, so they can point to a victim and a bad guy, otherwise we wouldn't need as many politicians. Fixing problems eliminates the need for a repairman.

      June 28, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Philip

    Or they could be intentially creating problems then pretending to be fixing them. Just a thought. (And the M-I-C is corporate fascism in action) And is that how the real JIF feels, or is it troll?

    June 28, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
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