Thursday, November 09, 2006

Power in Congress since 1910

For those of you who like to put things into perspective....


At 11:27, Anonymous dg said...

Interesting.... Look at all the major wars during this period.

WWI - Dems in control of the House, the Senate and the Presidency.

WWII - Ditto

Korean War - Ditto

Vietnam War - Ditto

Iraq & Afghansitan - Republicans in control of the House, Senate, and Presidency.

The only exception seems to be the Gulf War, where there was a Democrat Congress and Republican President.

So what's the lesson - unchecked power leads to wars?

At 22:36, Blogger DoubleE said...

Addional lesson - the Gulf War also had a broad coalition, well difined goals, clear exit strategy and was very well executed. There are some questions about the post-war military allowances given to Saddam (were they too loose), but I believe that history will show the short conflict was, for the most part, properly carried out.


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