THE CONGRESS: Middle East Debate (Contd.)

Amid foot stamping, cheers and a few muted boos, the House of Representatives last week approved the Eisenhower Middle East doctrine by 355 votes to 61 (35 Democrats, 26 Republicans'). "House Joint Resolution 117 simply means," accurately explained Ohio's Republican Frances Bolton during the debate, "that we will help the people of the general area of the Middle East stop Communist invasion, if requested, and will help them help themselves economically, also if requested.'' And although she was highly mindful of the duty of Congress to clarify and inquire and judge, "I am just not interested in trying to...

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