I looked up this speech this morning. Senator Byrd has been hospitalized recently and I was thinking of him and wanted to re-read it, to see how his predictions held up.
As the presidential campaign moves into high gear, I have been watching history–specifically the history of our present war–revised as I hear people question those who supported the President, enthusiastically or reluctantly, in the Vote to Authorize the Use of US Armed Forces in Iraq.
Many did (something like 296 House members and 77 Senators), but Senator Robert Byrd did not, and his speech is a powerful one.
Instead of examining Congressional resolutions, we should look again to the source of the lies and misinformation about the Iraqi threat.