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Robert Byrd obituary
guardian.co.uk ^ | June 27,2011 | christopher reed

Posted on 06/27/2011 12:42:53 PM PDT by Huskrrrr

As a conservative Democrat with a segregationist background, US Senator Robert Byrd had spent half a century in Congress and was its oldest member when, on 12 February 2003, he was hailed as the nation's lonely voice of conscience after a historic speech. On the senate floor, Byrd, who has died aged 92, lambasted his "paralysed" colleagues for their craven submission to preparations for what he branded an illegal war in Iraq. They listened silently as he told them: "As this nation stands at the brink of battle, every American on some level must be contemplating the horrors of war. Yet this chamber is, for the most part, silent – ominously, dreadfully silent.

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To: Huskrrrr

He’s pining for the fjords.


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