Did Congress declare war on Afghanistan according to the rules set forth in the Constitution? According to David Swanson, who joined Chris Hedges, Jeremy Scahill, Ann Wright and Josh Steiber for a teach-in Thursday on Capitol Hill, that one depends on how you slice it, and it has to do—surprise!—with money.
For his part, Hedges brought his experience from covering wars in the Middle East, Latin America and Europe to bear on the larger discussion, moderated by Rep. Dennis Kucinich, about what Congress must do to end the current wars and secure peace in the Middle East. —KA
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