Pro-Communist Kucinich Caught Shilling for Gadhafi?

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Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich has worked closely with the Communist Party USA over many years.

This relationship was still evident as late as 2009, when Kucinich personally endorsed the almost successful Cleveland City Council campaign of Communist Party leader Rick Nagin.

Dennis Kucinich endorses communist Rick Nagin, 2009

The Communist Party USA in turn has relationships with Cuban, Russian and Chinese communist parties, and to Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela, all of whom have enjoyed close ties to Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi in recent years.

For many years, Libya, though claiming to be “non-aligned,’ was effectively a satellite of the old Soviet Bloc. In recent months the Russians have been doing their best to defend their old comrade as NATO forces worked to depose him.

Now it appears that Dennis Kucinich may have been acting in concert with the Gadhafi regime, in a propaganda campaign to keep the socialist dictator in power.

From Newsmax:

Democratic U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich and a former top State Department official aided Moammar Gadhafi right up to the time that rebels overran the Libyan dictator’s Tripoli compound, papers discovered there have disclosed.

The staunchly anti-war Kucinich disputes the notion that he provided such assistance. But a letter found in the rubble shows that he talked to a senior Gadhafi official asking for evidence of corruption within the rebel Libyan National Transitional Council so he could use the information to try to persuade the White House to remove support for NATO airstrikes…

A letter to Gadhafi’s son, Saif al-Islam, detailing the Kucinich conversation was discovered in the bombed-out Bab-al-Aziziya compound by Al-Jazeera journalist Jamal Elshayyal, who had been invited inside by rebels.

The eight-term Ohio congressman, who ran for president in 2004 and 2008, said he also was looking for links between the rebels and al-Qaida that would help his cause, Elshayyal reported.

Kucinich quickly denied that he had given support to Gadhafi. “My questions about the legitimacy of the war, who the opposition was, and what NATO was doing, were well known and consistent with my official duties,” he said in a statement.

“Any implication I was doing anything other than trying to bring an end to an unauthorized war is fiction.”

Given his long time communist ties, Kucinich’s denial of improper activity on behalf of Libya’s former socialist leader should not be taken at face value.

Dennis Kucinich should be investigated by Congress to determine whether he has ever acted improperly on behalf of the Gadhafi regime.

Or is covertly working as the agent of a hostile foreign power no longer considered unacceptable behavior for a US congressman?

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