In his comments Tuesday, Byrd defended the right senators have to use filibusters - procedural delays that can kill an item unless 60 of the 100 senators vote to move ahead.
Byrd cited Hitler's 1930s rise to power by, in part, pushing legislation through the German parliament that seemed to legitimize his ascension.
"We, unlike Nazi Germany or Mussolini's Italy, have never stopped being a nation of laws, not of men," Byrd said. "But witness how men with motives and a majority can manipulate law to cruel and unjust ends."http://apnews.myway.com/article/20050303/D88J6OG00.html
Byrd then quoted historian Alan Bullock, saying Hitler "turned the law inside out and made illegality legal."
Byrd added, "That is what the nuclear option seeks to do."
The nuclear option is the nickname for the proposal to end filibusters of judicial nominations because of the devastating effect the plan, if enacted, would have on relations between Democrats and Republicans.
U.S. Turns Up Heat on Syria to Leave Lebanonhttp://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A229-2005Mar2?language=printer
Lebanon has rapidly become a centerpiece of the Bush administration's effort to promote democracy in the Middle East -- as Syria has increasingly become the target of U.S. scorn and pressure.
Lebanon's Hollow 'Cedar Revolution'http://antiwar.com/justin/
More media hype from the usual suspects
Bush Keeps Fueling the Firehttp://www.antiwar.com/orig/horton.php?articleid=5052
One in Four Americans Would Use Nukes Against "Terrorists"http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/search/article_display.jsp?schema=&vnu_content_id=1000819252
For example, “assassinate known terrorists” drew the support of 65% of all adults.
A top US military commander warned on Wednesday that Iran may invite attack by another regional power if it succeeds in developing nuclear weapons.http://jang.com.pk/thenews/mar2005-daily/03-03-2005/main/main5.htm
"The US and the Zionist regime (Israel) do not have the power to confront us and we will hand them bone-breaking blows," Safavi said, adding that "Iraq is getting more unsafe everyday for America" anyway.
Army misses recruiting goalhttp://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/usatoday/20050303/pl_usatoday/armymissesrecruitinggoal
U.S. Troop Deaths in Iraq Rise to 1,500http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&e=1&u=/ap/20050303/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq
Since May 1, 2003, when George WMD Bush declared that major combat operations in Iraq had ended, 1,364 U.S. military members have died.
Pictures of Civilian Victims of the Anglo-American Aggression in Iraqhttp://www.robert-fisk.com/iraqwarvictims_mar2003.htm
THIS is Bush's legacy. This is how the world will remember the United States at the dawn of the third millenium.
CIA Avoids Scrutiny of Detainee Treatmenthttp://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A2576-2005Mar2?language=printer
Afghan's Death Took Two Years to Come to Light; Agency Says Abuse Claims Are Probed Fully
CIA Director Porter Goss said he is overwhelmed by the many duties of his job, including devoting five hours out of every day to prepare for and deliver intelligence briefings to George Bush.http://apnews.myway.com/article/20050303/D88J5B280.html
Goss, a CIA clandestine officer for 10 years who retired in 1972, said it takes him five hours every day to prepare and deliver the president's daily briefing, calling Bush "a voracious consumer of intelligence."
A U.S. intelligence official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the CIA had continuously informed policymakers throughout the summer before Sept. 11 that bin Laden and his network might try to harm U.S. interests and discussed a range of possibilities that included hijackings.
Bush Knew Iraq Info Was Dubioushttp://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/06/25/eveningnews/main560449.shtml
Bush Knew About Leak of CIA Operative's Namehttp://www.capitolhillblue.com/artman/publish/article_4629.shtml
NBC BLAMES U.S. OFFICIALS FOR IRAQ-ASSASSINATION GOOFhttp://www.nypost.com/entertainment/22191.htm
With the report, anchor Brian Williams joins the list of major network news stars who have been caught up in broadcasting false information in recent months.