CBS led with Sharyl Attkisson's report that "nerves were raw all over Capitol Hill" on Iraq in hearing rooms and lobbysists' hallways. She detected an approaching "historic intersection, a possible confrontation with the President over his power to make war" as Sen Russ Feingold took testimony on the legality of Congress voting to cut off funds for war.
The Senate Armed Service Committee questioned Adm William Fallon, nominated to be the new head of the Pentagon's Central Command, which controls all US forces in the entire region. NBC's Chip Reid aired the admiral's views on the President's troop reinforcement for Baghdad: "I have not gotten into the details of these plans…I will better be able to give you an informed answer when I understand the situation there." That pending debate in the Senate on a resolution to oppose the build-up has been postponed by a procedural maneuver by Republicans to buy more time, CBS' Bob Schieffer added. Nevertheless, "something is going to pass, just how critical it is going to be we do not know yet."
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