** Senator Byrd Delays War Vote**

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Posted by Tony from dsc04-lai-ca-3-167.rasserver.net ( on Wednesday, October 09, 2002 at 3:54PM :

** Senator Byrd Delays War Vote**
By Associated Press The New York Times

October 8, 2002, 5:12 PM, WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., a fierce opponent of the President Bush's Iraq war resolution, indicated he would use delaying tactics in an effort to block the measure. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D., said that could easily put off a final vote until next week.

Byrd, who has been criticizing the Iraq war resolution daily since the Senate began its debate on the measure last Thursday, told colleagues at a party luncheon that he planned to make full use of Senate rules to try to derail the legislation, participants said.

Byrd, a former majority leader, is widely regarded for his knowledge and skilled use of Senate rules.

Posted 10/8/2002 5:48:11 PM

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