Tuesday, March 25, 2003

George Kennan Speaks

The architect of the policy of containment, a hero to generations of Foreign Service Officers, and the first author I ever read about foreign policy, has a letter to the editor in today's Washington Post. (First of all, it means he's still alive.)

His point about executive usurpation of the war power is interesting, to say the least. You know all those conservatives who demand that liberal judges stop interpreting things that aren't in the Constitution and decide cases based just what's written there? I guess that doesn't apply to Article I, section 8 (The Congress shall have the power to "declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water").

Acknowledgment: I found the letter reading Max Sawicky's page.

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