Sen. Byrd shows talons

Sen. Byrd shows talons

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.

CIA Director George Tenet told lawmakers Tuesday that Saddam Hussein might not use his weapons of mass destruction unless provoked by an imminent U.S.-led attack.

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