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I've said repeatedly and I were say today we are not taking any options off the table.
Because my firm belief that.
Iran with a nuclear weapon would pose a security threat not only to the region but also to the United States.
That was President Obama at a press conference and home YE on Sunday when asked whether or not he was considering military action against Iran.
As it comes closer and closer to a nuclear warhead.
And this is power play it back with us this year chocolate -- roll call she's great you know that I don't need to tell you that you already know that.
But let me now introduce you and Internet -- congressman Dennis Kucinich from the great state of Ohio.
Congressman welcome back to the power play how you doing today.
Thank you good to -- with Leo thank you.
Okay now I wanna talk about this super committee stuff I wanna talk about all of those things but first let's address.
We just heard the president that was on Sunday.
When he was pressed on the question.
Would the United States consider military Iraq action against Iran.
He said he was leaving all of his options on the table.
There are growing calls this Iran gets closer.
UN reports as to having nuclear weapons.
To some sort of a preemptive strike.
You have spoken out against that sort of intervention in the past are you concerned now.
-- concern that the president of the United States.
Is too eager.
To put military options on the table.
-- Iran is a nation of 72.
And any kind of a strike in Iran.
Would have devastating consequences.
Not only in Iran but for the region they would have an effect on our soldiers in Afghanistan.
We would have an effect on our operations in Pakistan.
-- would have an effect on our economy the price of oil would go through the rough and we already have fourteen million Americans unemployed.
I mean the president has to look at what's good for the United States.
And I think that the the fact that he's.
Leading on the table.
The option of a strike.
Is something that should concern all Americans and should concern the world.
And one of the things that I observed with -- interest congressman was.
That win the new Republican class came -- and there were a lot of those folks who seem to be.
On the same page as you are.
And so often people like Ron Paul another more libertarian minded.
Expressing concern about US intervention realism overseas and we saw the beginnings of unusual coalition.
Against US military action.
And we saw particularly on the issue of the intervention in Libya in the Libyan civil war there.
But that seemed to have faded do you think that Republicans have moved away from this notion have you lost some of your friends on the other side of the I'll.
When it comes to constraining US interventions overseas.
Couple weeks ago members are asking what are we doing in sending Marines to Uganda.
Now this thing around as a whole different.
Scenario even the secretary of defense Leon Panetta.
I -- against military intervention in Iran because of what he called.
The potential for unforeseen consequences and the international atomic energy agency.
In a report that I have Brad.
Does not conclude that Iran currently has an active program to build nuclear weapons.
So if there's a larger issue here and that is -- the United States should be leading the way.
Towards nuclear nonproliferation.
Not trying to pick winners and losers we need to the aggressive in our diplomacy.
Not simply aggressive in our use of military options.
OK -- now moving on to dollars and cents.
There is a growing.
Sent to -- In congress for.
Kicking it kicking the -- candidate.
On the the debt ceiling super committees and turning over the work of coming up with some sort of tax revenues solution.
Yet again two more committee work that would be turned in later.
How do you feel about that is that worthwhile idea to consider.
Let's talk about what should be off the table.
-- no increases in and Medicare no cuts to Social Security.
We should not be doing anything.
That harms our social agenda the bush tax cuts should be left to expire.
We should not be.
New tax sources without on the other hand talking about how we create new revenue we should be priming the pump -- this economy.
Getting America back to work creating more wealth taking control of the Federal Reserve which.
Prints money gives it to banks in this country and other countries.
And the government claiming.
To spend the money into circulation to rebuild our infrastructure instead of borrowing money from China.
Japan and South Korea we have to grab our own destiny here and and then move forward.
Without their constraining ourselves.
Designing a contracted economy.
Congressman before we let you go.
-- -- tablets from roll call has a question for you about the political map in 2012.
Our way back home in Ohio congressman Kucinich brief supporting the democratic efforts to to attempt to put the Republican and drawn at congressional map on the ballot next year.
Well first of all.
My constituents in tiger -- I has a right to a representative.
Not only on the east part of the county but the west part of the county as well we're the largest county in the state.
And so any map that I support.
Has to take that into account.
And the Democratic Party has to produce a map that does that if they produced a map that does that I can support that if they don't I can't and so this is all about.
Whether or not the people of Carter county are going to have to democratic representatives in the United States congress.
And the Democratic Party in the state of Ohio actually has an obligation to the people.
Who produce the big votes in presidential elections and state elections and they come from the county that I happen to represent.
OK congressman last question the toughest of the day.
The browns are playing the jaguars this weekend what will the score being in the browns jaguars football contest.
Jaguars seven -- There you -- never -- against the home team congressman thanks so much for being with us today have a great Tuesday.
-- -- -- And you know it -- -- every time you hear from congressman Kucinich you've seen now in American politics the left and the right it has sort of bent bent out to meet each other odds and common ground for.
-- -- started at the Federal Reserve he started at these issues that it that a couple times are you like him like this this you know might -- and I'm talking to is this month.
All that I'm talking to so there is starting to be this mingling of thought back there it's interesting to -- It is very interesting to see we call them political odd couples on Capitol Hill when you get pairings like congressman Kucinich -- congressman Paul.
Finding common ground and they're more common than you think actually on Capitol Hill especially as you pointed out.
After this freshman class came in last year with all these Republicans many of them have a libertarian leanings.
And -- combat went away I was I was curious about that I thought for a minute that there was going to meaning he Libyan coalition I thought there was going to be a war powers act coalition.
And it seemed like them to house leadership successfully.
Diverted that energy and it's sort of dissipated and now they're looking -- other effects.
I think -- about time they attorneys to be given credit here is very good at moving the caucus -- at least exhibited some pretty good control.
And this factor especially when it comes with freshman class -- -- also think the economy and super committee so many other things that congress is dealing with right now pushes everything else to the back burner.
Even something as important as foreign policy right now tonight.
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