Dennis Kucinich’s Letter to Condoleezza Rice on Gaza

January 5, 2009

The Honorable Condoleezza RiceSecretary of StateU.S. Department of State

Dear Dr. Rice:
I am writing concerning Israel’s military offensive against Gaza, which began on December 27th. I support Israel’s security and its right to exist in peace, without the fear of rocket attacks from Hamas. Moreover, I abhor the violence being visited upon the citizens of our firm ally.

So before anything else, we can conclude that no, Kucinich is indeed not anti-semitic.

However, no nation is immune from the legal conditions placed on the receipt of U.S. military assistance. I believe that with the current escalation of violence in Gaza, a legal threshold has been reached, warranting a Presidential examination and report to Congress. I hereby request an examination of Israel’s compliance with the provisions of the Arms Export Control Act of 1976 (AECA)….

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