Sleepwalking Through History
From the conclusion to a speech given by Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV) before Congress on February 12, 2003:
"To engage in war is always to pick a wild card. And war must always be a last resort, not a first choice. I truly must question the judgment of any President who can say that a massive unprovoked military attack on a nation which is over fifty percent children is 'in the highest moral traditions of our country'. This war is not necessary at this time. Pressure appears to be having a good result in Iraq. Our mistake was to put ourselves in a corner so quickly. Our challenge is to now find a graceful way out of a box of our own making."
See the full text at Sen. Byrd's website or, with all the usual Senatorial interjections and cockstrutting, in the Congressional Record.