Americans voted their disapproval of the President’s Iraq strategy, yet he has escalated the conflict. In this


report, Katrina vanden Heuvel explains that Bush is recklessly using American lives to salvage a delusional national policy and set the stage for wider war. Congress and the American people must rein him in.

In the lead editorial this week, Nation editors argue that ratcheting up pressure on Congress to block Bush’s Iraq escalation plan is the first step toward bringing the troops home.