I listened as the Senate voted on the Byrd amendment to the resolution giving Bush war powers.
Each NO sounded like a knife. The few ayes were so few, it was hard to hold out hope they would prevail.
I don't know the specifics of the Byrd Amendment, but I heard Republican (and Democrat) Senators railing against it because it would render the war powers to Bush ineffective.
Ron Wyden voted against the Byrd Amendment. I am wondering if that vote shows how lukewarm is his opposition to war.
The following Senators voted FOR the Byrd Amendment:
Byrd, Jeffords, Sarbanes, Kennedy, Murray, Feingold, Specter, Inouye, Durbin, Dayton, Leahy, Wellstone, McCulsky, Boxer.
The usual suspects voted AGAINST the Byrd Amendmentincluding:
Hillary Clinton, Joe Lieberman, Jean Carnahan, Maria Cantwell, Tom Daschle and 81 others.