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There were two reasons:

  1. FEAR illustrated by duct tape
  2. Mid term Election November 2002

Sen. Robert Byrd, D-West Virginia, attempted Thursday to mount a filibuster against the resolution but was cut off on a 75 to 25 vote.

Byrd had argued the resolution amounted to a "blank check" for the White House. "This is the Tonkin Gulf resolution all over again," Byrd said. "Let us stop, look and listen. Let us not give this president or any president unchecked power. Remember the Constitution."

Senator Robert Byrd on Nuclear Option

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Aug 16th, 2005 at 04:03:27 PM EST
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