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Sunday, November 27, 2005

Congressman Kucinich was correct on Iraq pre-war intel

Congressman Kucinich was correct on Iraq pre-war intel
re: i-net information posted relative - Mr. Dennis Kucinich
“Department of Peace” by Congressman Kucinich (D) OH
“The United States was founded on hope, optimism, and a
commitment to freedom. We [U.S.] can once again become
a beacon of hope for the world. To do that, we must reject
the current administration's policies of fear, suspicion, and
preemptive war. It is time to jettison our illusions and fears
and to transform age-old challenges with new thinking. This
is the idea behind [his] proposal to establish a Department of
Peace. This is the idea to make nonviolence an [] organizing
principle at home and abroad and dedicate ourselves [US] to
peaceful coexistence, consensus building, disarmament, and
respect for international treaties. Violence [] and war are not
inevitable. Nonviolence and peace are inevitable. We [US]
can conceive of peace as not simply the absence of violence
but the presence of the capacity for a higher evolution of
human awareness, of respect, trust, and integrity. We [US]
can conceive of peace as a tool to tap the infinite capabilities
of humanity to transform consciousness and conditions that
impel or compel violence at a personal, group, or national
level toward creating understanding, compassion, and love.
We [US] can bring forth new understandings where peace,
not war, becomes inevitable. We [US] can move from wars
to end all wars to peace to end all wars. Citizens across the
United States are now uniting in a great cause to establish a
[United States'] Department of Peace, seeking nothing less
than the transformation of our society, to make nonviolence
an organizing principle, to make war archaic [-----] through
creating a paradigm shift in our culture [---------] for human
development for economic and political justice and for
violence control. Its work in violence control will be to
support disarmament, treaties, peaceful coexistence and
peaceful consensus building. Its focus on economic and
political justice will examine and enhance resource
distribution, human and economic rights and strengthen
democratic values. We [US] must change the metaphor of
our society from one of war to one of peace. The [United
States] Department of Defense now requires in excess of
$400 billion for its activities. A [US] Department of Peace
can be an effective counterbalance, redirecting our national
energies towards nonviolent intervention, mediation, and[or]
conflict resolution on all matters of [-global] human security.
A [US] Department of Peace can look at the domestic issues
that our society faces and often ignores as we [US] focus on
matters internationally. We have a problem with violence in
our own society, and we need to look at it and address it in a
structured way. Domestically, the [US] Department of Peace
[c]ould address violence in the home, spousal abuse, [] child
abuse, gangs, and police-community relations conflicts, and
would work with individuals and groups to achieve changes
in attitudes that examine the mythologies of cherished world
views, such as [------------------] ("violence is inevitable") or
[---------------------------------------------] ("war is inevitable.")
Thus, it will help with the discovery of new selves and new
paths toward peaceful consensus. The [US] Department of
Peace w[ould] also address [all] human development and the
unique concerns of women and children. It will envision and
seek to implement plans for peace education, not simply as a
course of study, but as a [global] template for all pursuits of
knowledge within formal educational settings. Americans
have proven over and over again we're a nation that can rise
to the challenges of our times, because our people have that
capacity. And so, the concept of [-US] Department of Peace
is the vehicle by which we [US] express our belief that we
have the capacity to evolve as a people, that someday we
could look back at this moment and understand that we took
the steps along the way to make war archaic. Violence is not
inevitable. War is not inevitable. Nonviolence and peace are
inevitable. We [US] can make of this world a gift of peace
which will confirm the presence of universal spirit in our
lives. We [US] can send into the future the gift which will
protect our children from fear, from harm, from destruction."
"Congressman Kucinich (D) OH [re: United States of America]
is the [----------] 2003 recipient of the Gandhi Peace Award."
"Former recipients include [--------------] Eleanor Roosevelt,
Cesar Chavez, A.J. Muste, Dr. Linus Pauling, [] Dorothy Day,
Sen. Wayne Morse and [----------] Marian Wright Edelman.”
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