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Can Congress Stop the War?

by Paul Gessing

Most Americans intuitively understand that Congress has the authority not only to stop Bush's "surge" of troops in Iraq, but to stop the Iraq War entirely. Jonathan Turley explains exactly what Congress could and should do to thwart Bush.

As Turley points out, the question is whether the Democrats have the guts to stand up to Bush on this. Americans from all walks of life were frustrated enough to vote the Republicans out of office, but large numbers of Democrats supported the war from the beginning and are still unwilling to take a stand. We'll see soon enough whether an opposition party exists in Washington. Personally, I doubt it. I think they'll give Bush more rope to continue the debacle as close to the '08 election as possible.