Monday, Jun 05th

Last update05:50:27 AM GMT

You are here News Congress Congress revisits approval for Iraq invasion, recalling change of heart on Vietnam

Congress revisits approval for Iraq invasion, recalling change of heart on Vietnam

E-mail Print PDF
Iraq war approval revisited

In the coming weeks, both chambers of Congress are expected to debate and vote on a bill repealing the authority that Congress gave President George W. Bush to use force against Iraq.

It has been more than half a century since Congress repealed a similar resolution. That was the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution of 1964, which had allowed then-President Lyndon Johnson to escalate the conflict in Vietnam.

That war ultimately cost more than 55,000 American lives and many times that many Vietnamese lives, destabilizing the entire region.

We will return to that precedent in a moment. For now, Congress is focused on the fallout from its decision to greenlight a war with Iraq in October 2002. The U.S. and its allies invaded and occupied Iraq the following March. It was 20 years ago this month.


Most Recent Related Stories...

Senate passes GOP-led resolution to block Biden's student loan relief plan

Senate passes res0pution to block pass on student loans The Senate passed legislation on Thursday seeking to repeal the Biden administration's student loan relief plan,...

Republican senator says ‘I don’t want reality’ in hearing on race and education

Markwayne MullinQuestioning a witness about childcare and the teaching of race, the Oklahoma Republican senator Markwayne Mullin...

Schumer announces agreement to pass debt ceiling bill late Thursday

Schumer announces debt bill to be passed tonight Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced a deal on the Senate floor Thursday evening to...

US debt ceiling bill passes House with broad bipartisan support

House passes debt billA divided U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to suspend the $31.4 trillion debt ceiling...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!