THE CONGRESS: Debate on the Doctrine

"Why can we not vote?" cried New Mexico's Democratic Senator Dennis Chavez as the U.S. Senate's consideration of the Eisenhower Doctrine dragged into its eighth week. "I am ready to vote now."

So were most other Senators, but the helter-skelter attacks on the Middle East resolution continued, ranging from Oregon Democrat Wayne Morse's legalistic pedantry ("I am waiting for the opposition point of view to provide some answers before I proceed to rebuttal and surrebuttal and rebuttal of the surrebuttal") to Indiana Republican William Jennet's naked cynicism ("Here is the Walter Mitty...

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