Congressman Joe Kennedy: Special Report on the Persian Gulf

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Description: In studio, Bob Colt introduces Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy II. He states that Congress should be more directly involved in the decision to get involved in the Persian Gulf. He describes the magnitude of the upcoming conflict. He concedes Iraq’s aggressive actions, but states that direct action in Iraq will result in many casualties. He states that the sanctions should be given time to work and that the United States is overreacting. He criticizes President George H.W. Bush’s stated goals for the war. He discusses Kuwait’s past behavior in exporting oil and the misguided push for aggression to resolve the situation. He discusses the suit against President Bush relating to his decision to go to war without consulting Congress. He suggests changes to Middle East policy.