The absence of debate over war By Glenn Greenwald
"Very few Republicans are going to speak ill of wars which their party started and continued for years, and very few Democrats are going to malign wars which their President is now prosecuting.
the real reason the "debates" have disappeared is because it serves neither party to engage them.
From the perspective of the permanent factions that rule Washington -- from Wall Street and AIPAC to the intelligence and military "communities" -- therein lies the beauty of the two-party system: as long as both party establishments support a particular policy, any meaningful debate over it comes to a grinding halt.
I'm a big Glenn Greenwald fan. Great mind, great writer.