Kucinich Reinforces His Anti-War Stance

LOS ANGELES Continuing to position himself as the anti-war candidate, Democratic presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich will launch his most aggressive ad on Tuesday in New Hampshire and Iowa. In the spot, he tells viewers it is wrong for America to stay in Iraq.

The spot is called, “U.N. In! U.S. Out!” Veteran ad executive George Lois created the execution. In it, Kucinich reads his own copy. “If you believe it was wrong to go into Iraq, then you know it’s just as wrong to stay there,” the Democratic contender says. “Each day our presence creates new terrorists. As commander-in-chief, I will take a new plan to the U.N. to bring in U.N. peacekeepers and bring our troops home.”

Kucinich also attacks the leading Democratic candidate directly. “Unfortunately, even Howard Dean says we have to keep our troops there for years. Sounds like another Vietnam. Let’s not fall into that trap again.”

In the ad, title cards read, “U.N. In! U.S. Out!” That line replaces the “Fear ends. Hope begins” theme from previous ads.