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UPDATE: Lieberman defected and voted with the Republicans to filibuster any discussion of Iraq in the Senate. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Norm Coleman (R-MN) switched sides and voted with the Dems - interesting that both of them are up for re-election in 2008. And even more interesting that both won in 2002 by running alongside Bush and the war. And as an aside, Senator Reid is reported as voting for the filibuster, but that's just a procedural thing - he voted against it, then switched his vote at the end because it gives him the ability to make additional motions that can be useful in the future - i.e., don't sweat it, he voted against the filibuster.

Amazing. They don't even want to talk about Iraq. As the Republican Senate leader said earlier today:

Mr. McConnell: "Mr. President, let me just say there are many members on my side who would argue that we shouldn't be having this debate this week at all." [Congressional Record, 2/5/07]
They don't even want the Senate to talk about Iraq, let alone do anything to stand up to George Bush.

Were trying to get the vote tally now. More from the Washington Post.

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