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Congress and War

Friday, March 22, 2013

Julian Zelizer, professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University and the author of Governing America: The Revival of Political History and Christopher Preble, vice president for defense and foreign policy studies at The Cato Institute and author of several books including, The Power Problem: How American Military Dominance Makes Us Less Safe, Less Prosperous and Less Free, discuss how current Congressional Republicans' positions on war and defense spending have been influenced by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

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Christopher Preble and Julian Zelizer
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Comments [4]

RUCB_Alum from Central New Jersey

Why should we trust the 'born again' deficit hawks?

During Dubya's two-term there wasn't a budget-busting, paid for on a credit card program that the GOP would say 'No' to. As a result, GDP was goosed up by 50%. (Did average salaries increase by 50% over the period? Nope.) Now that the bills are here, the GOP would like us to believe that they are the ones to lead us into budget sanity by feasting on the last pool of public money - bonds owed to the Social Security Administration - and collected Medicare premiums.

Shame on us if we believe their lies.

Mar. 22 2013 10:44 AM
fuva from harlemworld

There are so many reasons -- including prudent foreign policy and civic engagement -- that we need a mass armed forces and public service draft.

Mar. 22 2013 10:42 AM
Jim

Brian, refusing to sign on to an infantile Norquist-esque "never ever" pledge does not mean that Rand Paul wants to see it happen.

Mar. 22 2013 10:41 AM
Bob from Brooklyn

I do not recognize the authority of Congress. They do not represent the best interests of the people. Both parties go hang. I won't lift a finger to protect these crooks.

Mar. 22 2013 10:32 AM

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