Fires Next Time

Biden Jr., Joseph R.
June 2004
New Republic;6/28/2004, Vol. 230 Issue 24, p14
Presents the author's account of how the invasion of Iraq was authorized by the United States Congress. Background on relations between the United Nations and Iraq; The threat from Saddam Hussein's dictatorship and its potential impact on the Middle East; Discussion of the draft resolution giving the President power to wage war; The issue of American military preemption; When the President decided to pursue military rather than diplomatic means of dealing with Iraq; How Congress warned the Bush administration about mistakes it was making; Impact of the Vietnam syndrome on public trust.


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