Former U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney was busy on the rogue-state interview circuit over the weekend, denouncing the United States in interviews with Iranian and Libyan regime television stations.
On Saturday, she attacked U.S. policy in the Middle East during an appearance on a Libyan television station that supports embattled dictator Muammar Gaddafi. CNN reported that, in an interview spliced with highlights of pro-Gaddafi rallies, McKinney said she was in Libya to understand the truth."
After viewing what was said to be damage from NATO airstrikes, she told the Libyan station: "I want to state categorically and very clearly that these policies of war…are not what the people of the United States stand for, and it's not what the people of the United States want."
McKinney attacked President Obama's economic policies while on Libyan TV, stating that "the situation in the United States is becoming more dire for average ordinary Americans, and the last thing we need to do is to spend money on death, destruction and war."
During her six terms in Congress, McKinney said in an interview with Press TV, pro-Israel forces waged a "political assault" against her. She plans to run for Congress again, even though "I have a target on my forehead" and the pro-Israel lobby would work to make sure she lost.
McKinney, visiting Iran to attend an "anti-terrorism" conference, told Press TV that many Americans would find it "ironic" that Iran would be hosting such an event. But, according to McKinney, this is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of revolutionary Iran.
"It is clear that the people of Iran have one thing in mind, and that is that they are a revolutionary state. And as a revolutionary state, they understand colonialism, neo-colonialism, and imperialism. They understand being under the foot of oppression and occupation even if it is mental occupation."