THE CONGRESS: The Greeks Had a Word

Congress was like the chorus in a Greek tragedy, standing just offstage as the crisis unfolded, wringing its hands and chanting its comments.

The week began with a minor uproar. Central figure: Texas' Tom Connally snorting at Republican critics of Administration foreign policy. "All this talk about 'bipartisanship' and 'You've got to consult the Republicans'—to hell with all that! It's got to be an American policy." The words of the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee were still echoing around Capitol Hill when the Korean news hit.

For a few hours politics and recriminations were forgotten. Democrats and Republicans drew...

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