By him, I of course mean Dennis Kucinich.
From his website:
Congressman Kucinich called Wednesday for cutting off funding of the Iraq war, as the surest way out of Iraq. His statements were made in an interview by Democracy Now!‘s Amy Goodman.
“I want to say that there’s one solution here, and it’s not to engage in a debate with the President, who has taken us down a path of disaster in Iraq, but it’s for Congress to assume the full power that it has under the Constitution to cut off funds. We don’t need to keep indulging in this debate about what to do, because as long as we keep temporizing, the situation gets worse in Iraq.
“We have to determine that the time has come to cut off funds. There’s enough money in the pipeline to achieve the orderly withdrawal that Senator McGovern is talking about. But cut off funds, we must. That’s the ultimate power of the Congress, the power of the purse. That’s how we’ll end this war, and that’s the only way we’re going to end this war.
Interesting, right next to this entry on his blog, Kucinich is complaining about the Coast Guard training with live ammunition on the Great Lakes.
The US Coast Guard has proposed setting up 34 safety zones on the Great Lakes for training and testing with live ammunition, according to OurLakes.org.
On Monday Congressman Kucinich called for a full environmental review of the plan under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1970 (NEPA). In his statement, Comments for the U.S. Coast Guard, Kucinich said, “The August 1 Federal Register notice does not, and cannot, adequately address the environmental consequences until a full NEPA review is done.”
Why, you can’t practice protecting our ports from attack! You might hurt the fish!
But it’s more to the point– he’d rather save the environment than keep our troops adequately trained, fed, and supplied.