Kucinich plans hour-long critique of 'Libyan war' Thursday

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) on Thursday will address what he called the Obama administration's "Libyan war" in a one-hour presentation on the House floor.

"We are in the midst of a foreign policy and constitutional crisis," Kucinich said Wednesday. "The administration has committed our nation to a war against Libya in violation of the Constitution of the United States."

He also noted a New York Times story that said the Libyan opposition may have ties to Al Qaeda, and that the US is considering arming these forces.

Kucinich said his Thursday "response" to the military action would be "in the form of facts and questions," and said the administration has "subverted Congress and the United States Constitution."

"Congress must challenge violations of our constitutional principles related to war and peace," he said. "The critical issue today is not the defense of Libyan democracy, but the defense of American democracy."