Presidential Initiative and Iraq (Peter Trubowitz - 5:08)

Peter Trubowitz, Associate Professor in the Department of Government, has co-authored a major assessment of the United States' global strategy and has written numerous books, articles and op-ed pieces dealing with the politics of U. S. foreign policy. In this video clip, he suggests that the constitutional power of the president as commander in chief, combined with the continuing political legacy of Vietnam and the uncertainty of the situation in Iraq, has enabled President Bush to dominate the politics of the war despite congressional and public opposition.

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Created by Dr. Jim Henson and produced by Daniel Garza.