KUCINICH: We need to have hearings on Iraq again. We need to go over again why we went there. We need to review the statements and all the errors that were made, and from that we bring the country together to take a new direction. Itâ€™s all fact-based. And then we start to heal our nation. But we cannot heal America if we continue with policies that are based on lies. Weâ€™ll never be able to bring closure to this Iraq matter unless we tell the truth about what happened. So America needs a new approach of truth and reconciliation. This isnâ€™t a Democratic or Republican matter. This is a matter that relates to the conscience of this country. This is a matter of the heartâ€”the heart of democracy itself. This is a matter of whether weâ€™re going to a sober reflection about the events that have transpired since 9/11, with respect to Iraq. And until we do this, we will be trapped not only physically in Iraq, weâ€™ll be trapped emotionally and spiritually in Iraq. We may never get out of Iraq if we donâ€™t tell the truth.
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There is about to be a big fight within the Democratic party about this. Some, like Kucinich, really do want to drag the whole hideous nightmare of how we got into Iraq out into the light. Others either want to let the coverup stand, or don’t understand why it matters. What we should be doing now is generating as much pressure as possible to help those like Kucinich.
Why? From the least abstract reasons to the most:
1. As Kucinich says, the only hope we have for a less-bad outcome in Iraq is if the people responsible are held accountable for their lies.
2. If these people are allowed to continue lying and control the national narrative, the hopes for any further progressive change in America will be dead.
3. If these people aren’t held accountable now, they will be back in 2013 with a scheme to invade the underwater kingdom of Atlantis.
4. The truth is a good thing.