Dennis Kucinich: US Has a "Permanent Government" Where Elected Presidents Have No Say
By Adam Dick
November 15, 2017 "Information Clearing House" - In a recent interview with host Wilmer Leon at the Inside the Issues show, former presidential candidate and United States House of Representatives Member Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) discussed how what Kucinich terms the “permanent government” has worked to ensure the United States continues pursuing destructive foreign interventions and to keep America “at the precipice of a much wider war” irrespective of who is president.
Kucinich on the Dr. Wilmer Leon Show
“There’s an unbroken line going back over the last 30 years where American presidents have continued to proceed with an interventionism that has been counterproductive,” states Kucinich. This “continued commitment to a failed foreign policy of interventionism, of unilateralism, of first strike,” Kucinich continues, “imperils America,” “does not make us safer,” “separates us from the world community,” “has people looking to extract vengeance on Americans,” and “has made the world a more dangerous place.”
Saying we need to look
beyond the personalities of the succession
of US presidents from George W. Bush to
Barack Obama to Donald Trump, Kucinich
recommends we “look at the foreign policy
establishment of the United States of
America” that, he explains, includes people
in the State Department who have a
neoconservative ideology, in the Pentagon
who are dedicated to the military-industrial
complex, and in the Central Intelligence
Agency (CIA) who can “conjure conflicts” and
“try to justify the further involvement of
the military and the State Department.”
This, Kucinich says, “is the permanent
government, which we see reflected through
Democrat and Republican administrations, no
matter whether they are so-called
conservative or liberal or populist; it’s
all the same.”
While this “permanent government” push for US intervention overseas has produced many harmful consequences, some of which Kucinich discusses in the interview, it also, he argues, produces the additional danger that it “keeps us at the precipice of a much wider war.”
Kucinich is an Advisory Board member for the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity.
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