Dennis Kucinich seems to be in danger of doing in Syria what Cynthia McKinney has done with regard to Libya…completely blowing a long record of taking bold foreign policy stands which won the respect of many Muslims by appearing to cozy up to a dictator who is slaughtering his own people. At least when it comes to McKinney, it was part of a consistent pattern of opposing U.S. military adventures and was part of a more complicated relationship between Qaddafi and the Blackamerican left. It is still a little unclear what Kucinich is trying to do.
In terms of mainstream American politics these people are all relatively fringe players regardless of which side they took on such issues, but I do think the continuing dynamics of the relationship between the progressive/radical left and the Muslim community as the Arab spring continues and events progress in the Muslim world. When it has come to the antiwar positions backed by most American Muslims with regard to Afghanistan and Iraq and some of the human rights concerns here domestically, the far left has been about the only consistent ally the community has had.