The Presidents’ war(s)

In These Times
by Stephen R. Weissman

05/25/10

The year-long debate over healthcare reform legislation produced a tidal wave of criticism of the ‘dysfunctional’ American Congress. Almost everyone agreed that the lawmaking process was damaged by excessive partisanship, overuse of minority filibusters and backroom dealings. Yet last year, President Barack Obama decided to dispatch additional troops to Afghanistan (21,000 in March and 30,000 in December), bringing the total to 100,000 by the end of this year — with no congressional debate or legislative guidance...

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