Sunday, May 25, 2003

The Senator Votes Nay, Robert Byrd Opposed the Iraq War, and He's Not About to Yield

By Peter Carlson, Washington Post Staff Writer, Saturday, May 24, 2003; Page C01

"What is happening?" Robert C. Byrd asks. "What is happening to us?"

His voice is soft but etched with an unmistakable anger. At age 85, the West Virginia Democrat, the Senate's most senior member, has become its most outspoken dissident.

Our nation is in peril, he says, threatened not by foreigners but by the Bush administration, which he describes as warlike, arrogant and elitist -- "an administration of the wealthy, by the wealthy, for the wealthy." >>Full story...

Powerful, powerful article on the good senator from West Virginia.

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