May 23, 2011

Cynthia McKinney in Libya and Iran

Former Democratic Congresswoman and Green party candidate for president, Cynthia McKinney, has recently been interviewed by Libyan state TV and Iran's Press TV.  From CNN:
A former U.S. congresswoman slammed U.S. policy on Libyan state TV late Saturday and stressed the "last thing we need to do is spend money on death, destruction and war."

The station is fiercely loyal to Moammar Gadhafi and her interview was spliced with what appeared to be rallies in support of the embattled Libyan leader.

"I think that it's very important that people understand what is happening here. And it's important that people all over the world see the truth. And that is why I am here ... to understand the truth," former Rep. Cynthia McKinney said during a live interview . . . .
And from Iran's Press TV:
The political process in the United States is more responsive to the special interests of the country's two major parties than it is to the wishes of the Americans, says a former US Congresswoman.

In an interview with Press TV, Cynthia McKinney, a former US Congresswoman, commented on the political atmosphere in the United States. The following is the transcript of the interview:

Press TV: You have been here in Iran for a couple of days now with this anti-terrorism seminar. Give us a brief explanation of your overall thoughts about that seminar.

McKinney: I think it was a wonderful experience for me. Of course this is the first time I have ever been to Iran, and there are many perceptions out there, particularly in the United States, about the character of the state of Iran.

I got a chance to see and greet, firsthand, Iranians in their own setting; in their own homes. For me this has been not only an interesting, but an enlightening experience.

The conference itself brought people from all over the world. More than one hundred countries were represented. I was able to network and interact with my sister from Venezuela; my brother from Bolivia; my brothers from Africa; there were people from North America, South America, Asia; you name it -- all the four corners on the planet were represented at this conference. And the thing that brought us together was our singular interest in peace and justice. . . .

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