The dispute over sending more troops to Iraq is becoming, in part, an argument over the Constitutional separation of powers during wartime. Even Republicans dispute the President's claim that he is the sole "decider," insisting that Congress has power over more than just money. Can the Congress tell the President what to do in Iraq, presuming it wants to? Members of both parties are threading their way between opposition to an unpopular war and support for American troops in the field. We speak with political strategists, pollsters, and legal experts about the Constitutional issues and a political battle that’s setting the stage for the 2008 elections.
Who Really Is "The Decider?"
- Jonathan Weisman - New York Times - @jonathanweisman
- John McLaughlin - Republican strategist, John McLaughlin and Associates
- Doug Schoen - Democratic strategist Fox News contributor
- Robert Turner - University of Virginia Law School - @UVALaw
- Louis Fisher - specialist in constitutional law, Law Library of Congress