He states, “The war in Iraq, the people who started it based on lies, why are they not in jail?” He disputes the notion that Barack Obama is an anti-war president, saying that myth was created by the New York Times. “If you can find more than three (anti-war speeches) in a period of two years, you should get a prize.
KUCINICH: We shouldn’t have been in war in Libya, that was a nightmare mistake that continues to achieve blowback. The war in Iraq, the people who started it based on lies, why are they not in jail? I mean really? If you tell a lie that results in millions of civilians dying, shouldn’t there be some penalty? There’s something wrong with our moral calculus about people who are in positions of power who lie, take us into wars, and put not only our troops into harm’s way, and danger of death, or in some cases, they’ve been killed. But also harming countless innocent civilians, destroying countries. America has to have a different role in the world. And it cannot be a nation that lords it over other nations . We cannot afford that, whoever had that idea, it was not a good idea.
COLMES: Are you saying that Dick Cheney should be in jail, George Bush should be in jail?
REP. KUCINICH: Absolutely! Are you kidding? That’s not…is there a just world? I mean you look at people who end up. In this world, the more power someone has the less likely they are to be able to be accountable to justice…President Obama doesn’t tell the truth about how we got into Iraq, that it was based on a lie.
COLMES: He was against it, he ran against the war.
REP. KUCINICH: Excuse me, I was in that election. And the New York Times imputed to Barack Obama, who was then Senator, a position on the war he didn’t even hold. And they made him into am anti-war leader, and you go into the Congressional Record and see how many speeches he gave against the war. If you can find more than three in a period of two years, you should get a prize.