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House Proceeding 02-06-07 on Feb 6th, 2007 :: 2:47:24 to 2:52:25
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Walter B. Jones

2:46:11 to 2:47:24( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Walter B. Jones

Walter B. Jones

2:47:07 to 2:47:24( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: pro tempore: the chair would remind members to direct their remarks to the chair and not to the president. ms. woolsey of california. without objection, the gentleman from california will speak

Jim McDermott

2:47:24 to 2:47:37( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: for five minutes. >> i don't know if it's a promotion to california or not. mr. speaker, the president has isolated himself from all the evidence. military advice, members of his own party,

Jim McDermott

2:47:24 to 2:52:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jim McDermott

Jim McDermott

2:47:37 to 2:47:48( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: and the american people. he is not staying the course in iraq. the president is making matters even worse by escalating the war. he has ordered at least 21,500 more u.s. soldiers into the

Jim McDermott

2:47:48 to 2:48:00( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: middle of a bloody and violent civil war. this president has stepped backward in history. he's making the same tragic mistakes of vietnam all over again. the president's speeches won't stop

Jim McDermott

2:48:00 to 2:48:14( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: a bullet, and they won't protect soldiers from the tsunami of violence inundating iraq. our soldiers don't have enough equipment or support. soldiers know it, but the white house ignores it.

Jim McDermott

2:48:14 to 2:48:26( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: some of the best newspapers and magazines in the nation are reporting the facts, and they are not just reporting -- or repeating the president's spin. from the mclachey newspapers, here is a recent

Jim McDermott

2:48:26 to 2:48:37( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: headline. soldiers in iraq few troop surge as a lost cause. from the "san francisco chronicle", corners cut in rush to add troops, shorter training time, lack of equipment hurt readiness, experts

Jim McDermott

2:48:37 to 2:48:46( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: say. and the latest issue of the business magazine "business week," said military equipment missing in action. i ask unanimous consent to enter these stories in the record. the speaker pro

Jim McDermott

2:48:46 to 2:49:00( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: tempore: without objection. mr. mcdermott: across america, the newspapers are filled with stories and editorials about the tragic consequences of this war and the dread over the president's

Jim McDermott

2:49:00 to 2:49:12( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: escalation. from the "seattle post intelligencer," the editorial published yesterday is entitled "iraq war, advise and consent." while the president is acting like he can go it alone, the p.i.

Jim McDermott

2:49:12 to 2:49:27( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: correctly places responsibility on the co-equal legislative branch of government, congress. the p.i. wrote, and i quote, no resolution, however, can be a solve congress of its responsibility to cut

Jim McDermott

2:49:27 to 2:49:38( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: off spending on a hopeless occupation. it is time for congress to act responsibly by exercising its constitutional responsibility and deny funding of the president's escalation of the iraq war.

Jim McDermott

2:49:38 to 2:49:50( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: the history of the vietnam war shows us how to deal with the iraq war, and i'm prepared to apply the lessons of history in this congress. in 1970, the mcgovern-hatfield amendment was introduced

Jim McDermott

2:49:50 to 2:50:04( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: to stop the president from continuing to escalate the vietnam war. it capped funding for troops for a short period of time after which money could be used to bring the troops home and

Jim McDermott

2:50:04 to 2:50:17( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: for bringing the prisoners home. it didn't pass, but it began a five-year process that ended the war. i intend to offer a similar amendment to the first appropriation bill related to

Jim McDermott

2:50:17 to 2:50:27( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: iraq that is introduced in this house. there should be no new funding for any escalation of this war, not one dime. because it only leads to more u.s. casualities. resolution in iraq will never

Jim McDermott

2:50:27 to 2:50:40( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: come on the bloody streets of baghdad. it's time for us to act on behalf of the american people and on behalf of our soldiers. they deserve our strong and unreserved support. we can provide

Jim McDermott

2:50:40 to 2:50:52( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: that by passing an amendment to channel our funds to the immediate redeployment of u.s. forces out of iraq, out of occupation, and out of harm's way. we have waited far too long to act, and our

Jim McDermott

2:50:52 to 2:51:03( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: soldiers have paid for our delay with their lives and their limbs. i believe that it is time for congress to reassure the american people that the president cannot go it alone. it is time for

Jim McDermott

2:51:03 to 2:51:18( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: congress to put an end to the president's reckless disregard of the truth about iraq. those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them. the president is doing today

Jim McDermott

2:51:18 to 2:51:28( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: exactly what happened in vietnam. on september 1, 1970, george mcgovern spoke eloquently on the floor of the other body where he introduced the mcgovern-hatfield amendment. he said, and i quote

Jim McDermott

2:51:28 to 2:51:39( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: today, it does not take any courage at all for a congressman or a senator or a president who wrap himself in the flag and say we're staying in vietnam, because it is not our blood that

Jim McDermott

2:51:39 to 2:51:52( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: is being shed. but we are responsible for those young men, and now young women, and their lives and their hopes. and if we do not end this damnable war, those young men will someday curse

Jim McDermott

2:51:52 to 2:52:03( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: us for our pitiful willingness to let the executive carry the burden that the constitution places on us. i believe we must apply the lessons of history, and i urge my colleagues to approve that

Jim McDermott

2:52:03 to 2:52:16( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: amendment when it comes up so that we can begin to end a damnable war that never should have been brought in the first place. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore:

Jim McDermott

2:52:16 to 2:52:25( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from indiana, mr. burton. mr. burton: i thank the speaker, and i ask to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: it is so ordered. mr. burton:

Dan Burton

2:52:25 to 2:52:40( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: you know, i'd like to respond to my colleagues who have just spoken here on the floor, but today i'm here on some happy news, so i will confine my remarks to what i consider to be a real

Dan Burton

2:52:25 to 2:56:04( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Dan Burton

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