Russ Feingold, the Junior Senator from Wisconsin, is arguing that Congress has the power to end the war in Iraq and I have to admit that I don’t find his arguments convincing for two reasons:
- Congress cannot win a struggle with the Bush administration when it is not united and after years of the Bush administration asserting its authority to fight its war on terror by using pretty close to any means necessary.
- Bush has too much to lose by letting Congress win this fight, which will make it a fight to the death since he knows that losing it would mean the end of his presidency. Moreover, very few politicians are willing to risk their future, which they believe involves a stay in the White house, to end Bush’s war and to assume the consequences of what may ensue. Feingold is going to remain virtually isolated unless something happens on the ground, which angers Americans and forces not only to be against the war, but also to be for its immediate stoppage.