In an interview to be published in The New York Times this Sunday, Rep. Dennis Kusinich continues to make the case for impeachment – especially amid the Russia/Georgia crisis – as well as arguing for Democrats to come together to back Obama.
Asked why he continues calling for impeachment, Kucinich responds, "This president is capable of taking us into war, in October, on the eve of an election, to try to change the outcome of the election...
"The events in Georgia are a premonition...of an attack on Iran. When Georgia moved against South Ossetia as the Olympics are starting, the Bush administration begins its own Olympics – the war Olympics."
Asked by Deborah Solomon for the Sunday Magazine what he means by this, Kucinich replies, "Well, you know, they increased the funding to Georgia a while back for military purposes....Look. Saakashvili had an American lobbyist who is now part of the McCain campaign, and I am sure he was given advice. The idea of striking during the Olympics would have to come out of Madison avenue."
Kucinich will speak to the Democratic convention on Tuesday. Although seen as a maverick, Kucinich says, "This is a great opportunity for Democrats to come together...uniting for the American people. That is what we have always done."
He admits he is not usually a "booster," but "Barack Obama is our candidate."
After suffering another question about seeing a UFO, Kucinich concludes, "Around Washington, the truth is an unidentified flying object."
Greg Mitchell's new book is So Wrong for So Long: How the Press, the Pundits -- and the President -- Failed on Iraq. He is editor of Editor & Publisher.