Monday, May 23, 2011

Cynthia McKinney visits spring break hotspot known as 'Libya'

Posted By on Mon, May 23, 2011 at 9:01 AM

A former Georgia congresswoman who was loved by Republicans and Democrats alike and never generated any controversy reportedly dropped by a state-run Libyan TV station to, ya know, just kick it and talk military conflicts. So sayeth CNN:

"I think that it's very important that people understand what is happening here. And it's important that people all over the world see the truth. And that is why I am here ... to understand the truth," former Rep. Cynthia McKinney said during a live interview.

She said she was invited to Libya by the "nongovernmental organization for fact-finding," adding that she intends to bring more people to the country soon so that "they too can understand." [...]

At one point during the interview, state TV cut to what it said were live airstrikes, hitting Gadhafi's compound.

"Is that a bomb?" McKinney asked.

It's not the first time McKinney ventured into harm's way. You'll recall that in 2008, the former congresswoman was aboard a boat carrying medical supplies to Gaza that was, according to passengers, rammed by the Israeli Navy.

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