War and Peace and the Democratic Party: The Legacy of Eugene McCarthy

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As President Bush struggles to regain support for Iraq, many Americans are mourning the death this weekend of a former Senator who evokes memories of another unpopular war. Opposition to Vietnam by the late Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota made Lyndon Johnson vulnerable in 1968 and legitimized the anti-war movement, making it part of America's political history. As Democrats prepare for upcoming elections, where does the anti-war movement stand now? We talk with journalists, public policy experts and political scientists about John Murtha, Joe Lieberman, Hillary Clinton and the party's liberal base.
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    After his third speech designed to bolster support for the war in Iraq, President Bush stunned the crowd at Philadelphia's World Affairs Council by taking questions from the audience. Warren Vieth, who covers the White House for the Los Angeles Times, attended today's event.
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President Bush's remarks on the war on terror to Philadelphia World Affairs Council

Vieth's article on the President's address

Eugene McCarthy, National Public Radio on

McCarthy, Los Angeles Times appreciation

Congressman John Murtha's stance on Iraq

Senator Hillary Clinton's letter to constituents on Iraq

Senator Joe Lieberman on successful strategy for Iraq

MoveOn.org campaign to get out of Iraq in 2006

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

UN CCC agrees on future critical steps to tackle climate change



Warren Olney