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No intervention in Iraqi civil war without congressional authorization

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On Jan. 12, 1991, with 370,000 U.S. troops already deployed near Iraqi-occupied Kuwait, and a U.N. deadline for Saddam Hussein to withdraw from that country only three days away, the U.S. Congress voted on whether to authorize President George H.W. Bush to use force to reverse Iraq's annexation of its neighbor. The Senate voted 52 to 47 for war -- with Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa...

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