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House Proceeding 02-12-07 on Feb 12th, 2007 :: 1:00:08 to 1:06:02
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having learned from our past, we will never turn our backs on the returning troops. those who have been put in an unimaginable position. they have seen death, they've seen destruction up close

John J. Jr.Duncan

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John J. Jr.Duncan: in a way many of us will never understand. they are returning with scars, both visible and invisible. the least we can do is fulfill our commitment to them by fulfilling the medical services

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Speech By: John J. Jr.Duncan

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John J. Jr.Duncan: they have been promised. this is not a gift we are giving them. this is a right. this is an entitlement. so i rise tonight and i will rise again during the three days of debate to single my

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1:00:33 to 1:00:47( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: support for the upcoming resolution as a very important first step. my support for the troops and their promised benefits, my support for the american people who want our troops home. thank

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John J. Jr.Duncan: you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from indiana, mr. burton. mr. duncan: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to resume the time of the gentleman from indiana. the

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John J. Jr.Duncan: speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. duncan: tomorrow we will begin debating the iraq war resolution. one said it would take a miracle for the surge to succeed. dick

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John J. Jr.Duncan: army, our former majority leader, in an interview with a major newspaper chain said just a few days ago that he deeply regretted voting to go to war in iraq and said, quote, had i been more

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1:01:25 to 1:01:39( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: true myself and the principles i believed in at the time i would have openly opposed the whole venture vocally and aggressively. william f. buckley, jr., wrote in 2004, that if he had known

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1:01:39 to 1:01:54( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: in 2002 what he knew in 2004 he would have opposed the war. chris matthews on election night said, quote, the decision to go to war in iraq was not a conservative decision historically, and

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1:01:54 to 1:02:06( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: he said he asked republicans to, quote, behave than a different people than they intrinsically are. i said that the war in iraq went against every traditional conservative position i have

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John J. Jr.Duncan: ever known. i'd like to read into the record a column that i wrote for the "national tennessean." and i wrote this. quote, i voted against going to war in iraq when congress voted on this in october

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1:02:18 to 1:02:33( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: of 2002, and i'm opposed to sending more u.s. troops there now. president bush has said repeatedly that he's going to listen namely to his commanders. i wish he would listen to specialist don

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John J. Jr.Duncan: roberts, 22, of colorado, now in his second tour in iraq who told the associated press, what can more guys do? it's almost like we have to watch them kill each other and then ask questions.

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John J. Jr.Duncan: one other said, quote, nothing's going to help. it's a religious war and we're caught in the middle of it. saddam hussein was an evil man, but he had a total military budget, only a little

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John J. Jr.Duncan: over .2%, most of which he spent protecting himself and his family and building castles. as charlie reed said several times, iraq did not threaten us with war, they did not attack us and

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John J. Jr.Duncan: were not even capable of attacking us. but "fortune" magazine had an article saying that an american occupation of iraq would be, quote, prolonged and expensive and would make u.s. soldiers,

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1:03:27 to 1:03:37( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: quote, sitting ducks for islamic terrorists. now we have had more than 3,000 americans killed, many thousands more wounded horribly and have spent $400 billion. and the pentagon wants $170

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1:03:37 to 1:03:49( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: billion more. most of what we've spent has been purely foreign aid in nature, rebuilding iraq's infrastructure, training police, giving jobs to several hundred thousands iraqis and on and on.

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John J. Jr.Duncan: our constitution does not give us the authority to run another country, as we have in reality been doing in iraq. with a national debt of almost $9 trillion, we cannot afford it. to me our misadventure

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1:03:59 to 1:04:15( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: in iraq is both unconstitutional and unaffordable. some have said it was a mistake to start this war, but now we are there we have to finish the job, and we cannot cut and run. well if

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John J. Jr.Duncan: you find out you're going down the wrong way on the interstate you get off the next exit. last week one wrote that the maliki government we have installed there cares only about making sure

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John J. Jr.Duncan: that the shiites dominates the sunnis. we should not be surging american troops in defense of such a government, he wrote. maliki should be made to know that if he insists on having this sectarian

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1:04:44 to 1:04:56( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: war he should do it without us. we can't keep promises if we keep trying to run the whole world. as another columnist wrote more than three years ago, americans, quote, will inevidentably

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1:04:56 to 1:05:07( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: come to a point where they will see that they will have to have government to provide services at home or one that seeks empire across the globe. we should help other countries during humanitarian

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John J. Jr.Duncan: crises and have cultural and educational exchanges, but conservatives have been the strongest opponents to interventionist foreign policies that creates so much resentment for us around the world.

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John J. Jr.Duncan: we need to return to the more humble foreign policy president bush advocated when he campaigned in 2000. finally, mr. speaker, we need to tell all these defense contractors that the time for

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1:05:32 to 1:05:41( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: this iraqi gravey train with its obscene prophets is over. it's time, mr. speaker, to bring our troops home. thank you very much, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will receive

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John J. Jr.Duncan: a message. the messenger: mr. speaker, a message from the senate. the secretary: mr. speaker. i have been directed by the senate to inform the house that the senate has passed without amendment

Carolyn McCarthy

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Carolyn McCarthy: h.r. 742, cited as the modernization commission extension act of 2007. the speaker pro tempore: mrs. mccarthy from new york is recognized for five minutes. mrs. mccarthy: thank you, mr. speaker.

Carolyn McCarthy

1:06:02 to 1:10:29( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Carolyn McCarthy

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