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House Proceeding 02-02-10 on Feb 3rd, 2010 :: 1:29:05 to 1:33:45
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John R. Carter

1:29:03 to 1:29:23( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: afghanistan and iraq. mr. carter: that's exactly right and reclaiming my time, once again -- and i know you said this, but it was said at the time and although i understand why it was said, i think it was inappropriate.

John R. Carter

1:29:05 to 1:33:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John R. Carter

John R. Carter

1:29:24 to 1:29:44( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: a statement was made, i certainly hope that the incident at fort hood doesn't affect the army's diversity program. excuse me. we had folks that had risked their lives for our country killed in their own backyard by

John R. Carter

1:29:45 to 1:30:05( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: an islamic terrorist and i think that's not the time to be worrying about somebody else's feelings getting hurt because we're talking about this guy being an islamic terrorist. he is. that's the facts. why can't we talk about it? i've often wondered, i

John R. Carter

1:30:06 to 1:30:27( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: understand people talking about profiling and what they're talking about is in its ultimate extent to what offends people is situations in our historic past where there's been a shooting on the square, it's been identified it was an african-american,

John R. Carter

1:30:28 to 1:30:48( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: round up all african-americans. because the profile is, african-americans. that's where the whole idea of profiling -- a you can expand it to american indians, hispanic, vietnamese, identifying a whole group as evil becse one is bad.

John R. Carter

1:30:49 to 1:31:11( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: and that's bad. and that's not -- and the police will tell you, that's not good police work. but if the shooter is wearing a uniform, answers to the name of hasan and 200 people can

John R. Carter

1:31:12 to 1:31:32( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: identify him in a lineup, you should talk about what the guy looks like where he comes from, what his background is and what motivated him to do this, which is a radical religious belief. bottom line. that's not being politically incorrect. that's being intelligent. i'm sorry. it's just coon sense. one thing i tell people back in

John R. Carter

1:31:33 to 1:31:54( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: texas, i'm sure my friend in georgia gets frustrated with it too, sometimes, inside this beltway the thing we like the most seem -- the thing we lack the most seems to be common sense most of the time. but the average american people know this and i think the members of the house know that the folks back home know that this is something the administration should have addressed.

John R. Carter

1:31:55 to 1:32:16( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: secretary gates ordered it but he's part of and takes his orderers from the command for the chief and they should be held responsible for their yielding the truth to political correctness. it's not the right thing to do. it harms those people who

John R. Carter

1:32:17 to 1:32:37( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: fearfully, today, as i'm talking, are standing in harm's way on my maff, on your behalf, on everyone's behalf. they're doing the hard job. there's a movie out that's really realistic. i'm not going to quote it because im not trying to promote movies, but it makes

John R. Carter

1:32:38 to 1:33:00( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: you feel the stress that soldiers have to deal with when they have these explosive devices and have to deal with the explosive devices. it was so tense my wife covered her head with a pillow because she couldn't stand the tension from it. and when you think about it and say, we eat in the mess hall at

John R. Carter

1:33:01 to 1:33:22( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: fort hood with these guys, they go through it every day. what she covered her head with a pillow with, these kids -- kids -- they deal with it every day. they're not kids anymore when they go over there, they are men and women of courage and honor and they understand what it means to be courageous.

John R. Carter

1:33:23 to 1:33:43( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: so i think it's wrong for us to avoid describing our enemy to keep from stepping on somebody's toes. i have nothing against any -- and when i say all this, let me preface this or finish up by saying, this is not about a religion. it's about a criminal defendant. and his i.d.

John R. Carter

1:33:44 to 1:33:47( Edit History Discussion )

John R. Carter: and that's the way we should treat it.

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