Posted: September 11, 2007 5:48 PM
Kucinich Returns from Syria, Lebanon
Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, recently returned from Syria and Lebanon, where he was promoting a message of peace. Kucinich and his wife Elizabeth made a stop in the Syrian capital of Damascus, where the government has allowed thousands of Iraqi refugees to enter the country.
“People are desperate,” Kucinich said on his campaign Web site. “This is a profound humanitarian gesture on the part of this country because it significantly increases the population of Syria.”
Kucinich returned to Washington, D.C., for his congressional duties and prepared for campaigning in more traditional destinations: Hawaii and Las Vegas.
On Friday he plans to speak at a fund raiser at the Waiehu oceanfront estate of Paul Wenner, creator of the Gardenburger, and at a public event at Maui Community College, reported the Honolulu Advertiser.
After a weekend on the Hawaiian Islands, Kucinich will return Monday to open his Nevada Headquarters in Sin City.
If travels to Hawaii and Las Vegas aren’t enough to put Kucinich in a good mood, perhaps a cartoon by Storm Bear on the Town Called Dobson Web site will help. The cartoon is the last of five installments in a series called “I no longer fear the Kucinich Revolution,” which touts the vegan candidate’s staunch protest of the war as well as his criticism of Vice President Dick Cheney.