In a rare case of editorial initiative, the New York Times editorial board has flatly called for an investigation of former Vice President Dick Cheney and other prominent George W. Bush administration figures involved in authorship of the so-called torture memos, which authorized use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" against suspected terrorists captured in the wake of the 9/11 attacks and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The editorial was more wish that prediction.
Ever since George W. Bush in 2002 began driving up public frenzy for his invasion of Iraq on trumped-up justifications a year later, Congress' constitutional role to declare war has continued to be cold-shouldered.
The Republicans are euphoric about their recent election victory and Democrats counter touting lower unemployment numbers under their leadership. However neither Congress nor the president will touch our actual problems: flawed debt and trade policies.