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America's Bid For Empire

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26 pages23 minutes

Summary

Having delegated its legislative and war making powers to the wide discretion of federal judges and the president, Congress has kept Americans uninformed about the objectives and hard choices necessary for meeting the terrorist threat. The president's decision to invade Iraq, unsupported by evidence of a mortal threat and without a substantive debate in Congress, offers no tangible payoffs of peace, economic development, and the defeat of terrorism.

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