War as an Election Issue by Richard von Fuchs
Approx. 36,900 words.
Published on January 14, 2010.
In 1964, President Johnson promised the electorate that he would not go to war; then shortly after his re-election he vigorously escalated the modest American effort in Vietnam into a major war. Do the voters in a democracy make significant policy decisions. Presdient Bush
invaded Iraq without the electorate's approval.