The Sisyphus From Searchlight

Samuel, Terence
November 2007
American Prospect;Nov2007, Vol. 18 Issue 11, p24
The article highlights the role of Nevada Democratic Senator Harry Reid in attempting to put a stop on the U.S. war on Iraq. Reid assumed the leadership of Democrats in the U.S. Senate, as well as led the institution in confronting the government of U.S. President George W. Bush on the issue of war in Iraq. While he united the Senate Democrats behind this effort, he needed to attract the Republicans to their cause.


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