By B. Hutson
Former Georgia congresswoman Cynthia McKinney held back no punches when she blasted the U.S. during an interview on Libyan state TV over the weekend.
Interestingly, the station that she appeared on is loyal to Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi and video of pro-Gadhafi rallies was spliced in her interview. McKinney says she was invited to Libya by the “nongovernmental organization for fact-finding.” Gadhafi’s government has been urging the international community to send fact-finding teams to Libya to report on what’s happening on the ground, reports CNN.
“I think that it’s very important that people understand what is happening here,” said McKinney in the interview. “And it’s important that people all over the world see the truth. And that is why I am here…to understand the truth.”
McKinney stressed that war is not something the American people, especially African-Americans, support and that “the last thing we need to do is spend money on death, destruction and war.”
But that wasn’t all McKinney called the U.S. out on. She also blasted the Obama administration’s economic policies.
“Under the economic policies of the Obama administration, those who have the least are loosing the most. And those who have the most are getting even more,” she said.
While everyone is entitled to their opinion, in this delicate case, the former 2008 presidential candidate may not receive very much support from Americans on this one. Clearly, the Libyans are going to milk McKinney’s interview for all its worth to push anti-American sentiment and to make themselves look like the victim instead of the aggressor.