> I continue to find the near silence in
>the media about this "stealth" vote rather amazing.
>It appears that there were three Dems voting no,
>Bingaman, Feingold, and Hollings, of whom only
>Feingold can be said to be at all on the left.
And it looks like most of the Republicans voting yes (Chafee, Lugar, McCain, Snowe, et al) are the remains of the cold-war consensus "moderate Republicans" . But it is sort of surprising that there wasn't more notice taken by the likes of the Washington Post or the NYTimes.