Congress vs. President on US Foreign Policy Lawmakers Challenge Troop Commitments
Linda Feldmann, writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
THE headline above this story was as valid 200 years ago as it is today, but that makes life no easier for President Clinton, who still hasn't hit his stride as commander in chief.
In fact, even though a few things have gone right for Mr. Clinton in recent days - Somali captors released Army helicopter pilot Michael Durant and the Senate endorsed Clinton's revised game plan for Somalia - he has still looked like a sacked quarterback with members of both teams (and some spectators, too) piling on top of him. "The only difference here is there's no referee to blow the whistle," says William Maynes, editor of Foreign Policy magazine.
The piling on continued Oct. 19 …
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Publication information: Article title: Congress vs. President on US Foreign Policy Lawmakers Challenge Troop Commitments. Contributors: Linda Feldmann, writer of The Christian Science Monitor - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: October 2, 1993. Page number: 1. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
This material is protected by copyright and, with the exception of fair use, may not be further copied, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means.