Typical example of what happens to one in our government if you even think of touching this subject.
It is fitting that on the same day as this headline appeared, “Pro-Israeli US lawmakers urge bombing Syria air bases, arming militants, invasion,” I delivered the following remarks to the United Nations International Meeting on the Question of Palestine:
1. My name is Cynthia McKinney and I served as aMember of the U.S. Congress for 12 years. During my time in Congress, Istrove to make respect for human rights a central feature in the formulation ofU.S. foreign policy. Amid minor successes, I have to say that my effortswhile, broadly appreciated by many, failed miserably. That failure stemsin part from the peculiarities of U.S. politics that allow policy formulationto deviate from and in many cases become diametrically opposed to the values ofthe people of the U.S. Sadly, what we in the U.S. call “specialinterests” are able to buy public policy by way of campaign contributionsand misleading media campaigns. These…
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