Bush Speech in Cincinnati

October 08, 2002


President Bush made his first primetime television address on Iraq last night, seeking once again, to justify war. He said, "America must not ignore the threat gathering against us. Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof, the smoking gun that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud."

Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich, who submitted legislation for the creation of a department of peace, and one of the congress members who will vote no to Bush’s Iraq resolution responded to the President’s speech.

While the president spoke to about 500 invited guests at the Museum Center in Cincinnati, thousands protested outside carrying signs like "George Bush is a terrorist" and "Regime change Wash. D.C." Sister Alice Gerdeman of the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center was one of the organizers.

Jay Bookman of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution whose recent article "The President’s Real Goal In Iraq" represents one of the first mainstream newspaper articles on US plans to dominate the world, joins in the discussion.


  • Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), leading congressional opponent of war.
  • Jay Bookman, Deputy Editorial Page Editor, Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
  • Sister Alice Gerdeman, Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center, organized Cincinnati protests.

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