The Headless Horseman of the Apocalypse

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Buried in a New York Times news article on January 9 was this statement of fact: “By law, Congress can limit the nature of troop deployments, cap the size of military deployments and cut financing for existing or prospective deployments.”

Some Democrats in Congress want to hand the president his head and some don’t. But, as a practical matter, the distinction is moot. He’s in the thrall of what you might call a repetition compulsion disorder that manifests as digging in his heels.

Obviously the president likes the wind in his ears. And he shows no sign of slowing down. Bush can keep riding the madness of militarism at a gallop unless people on Capitol Hill stop nourishing it with appropriations. And they won’t do that unless we find effective ways to insist that they cut off funding for the war.

The key problem right now isn’t the headless jockey. It’s the stable hands who keep feeding the horse he rode in on.

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Norman Solomon’s book “War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death” is out in paperback. For more information, go to: www.normansolomon.com or visit the Atlantic Free Press Amazon Bookstore.

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