Senator Harry Reid, the minority leader of the upper chamber of the U.S. Government, infuriated the Bush administration and its Republican cronies on Tuesday by forcing the body into closed session. The move is allowed under a little used rule that permits any member to demand that the session be closed, ostensibly to facilitate the discussion of secret or sensitive information. Why now? Why this? Reid's statement may be the strongest of any Democratic Party leader to date: after years of stumbling into oblivion --by supporting the war and offering little but tepid opposition to the Bush cabal's most offensive policies- --is it just possible that the Dems may finally have seen the light?
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