Shrub Watch
October 05, 2002
More from Senator Byrd Against Bush's Iraq Resolution

Note: I will be putting these all on one page sometime tomorrow, but I thought I'd post them as they trickle in for those who are interested.

Quotes from Senator Byrd from my video tape of yesterday's U.S. Senate hearings (as broadcast on CSPAN):

Let's go back to that war in Vietnam. I was here (referring to the Senate). I was one of the Senators that voted for the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. Yes! I voted for the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. I'm sorry for it. I'm guilty of doing this.

I should have been one of the two, or at least I should have made it three Senators who voted against that Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, but I'm not wanting to commit that sin twice!

And that's exactly what we're doing here. This is another Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. And I'm not going to vote for that this time. No! Don't count me in that!

Posted by Lisa at October 05, 2002 02:22 PM | TrackBack
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Where can I find a copy of Byrd's entire speech from 10/4/02?
Thanks, Jan

Posted by: Jan on October 10, 2002 12:54 PM

Byrd is probably also sorry for for saying "I vow never to fight with a Negro by my side. Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds." (from a letter written after he quit the KKK).

Posted by: Devo on December 18, 2002 04:04 PM
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