“Byrd Doesn’t Give A Damn”
So wrote my South Hills bureau chief tipping me on Robert C. Byrd’s vote on the Cornyn amendment, which passed 94-3. The Senate summary: “To express the sense of the Senate that it is in the national security interest of the United States that Iraq not become a failed state and a safe haven for terrorists.”
The 3 nos were all Democrats: Byrd, Feingold and Harkin. Not voting Biden and Inouye plus Johnson who is still hospitalized.
It is nutty. Byrd is so wrapped up in pleasing the Ultra Left that he doesn’t care if Iraq becomes a failed state or not, or a sfae haven again for terrorists.
The foreign policy and national security instincts of today’s defeatist Senate Democrats have nothing in common with the Democrats of FDR’s, Truman’s, and JFK’s era. We should thank Senators Byrd, Feingold, and harkin for making that so explicit as to make argument on the point unnecessary.