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The Lone War Dissenter

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The Lone War Dissenter

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On the 60th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, commentator Walter Cronkite reflects on the lone dissenter in the Congressional vote to declare war — political pioneer Jeanette Rankin — and how another lone dissenting vote granting President Bush added powers to hunt Osama bin Laden echoes Rankin's own vote.

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