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House Proceeding on Feb 14th, 2007 :: 10:21:14 to 10:27:39
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10:20:57 to 10:21:14( Edit History Discussion )

azam, a disciple of katauob and came to share his view of the world and used to justify mass murder. by the late 1980's, following the crackdown by the egyptian government on the extreme islamist

Joseph R. Pitts

10:21:14 to 10:21:35( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph R. Pitts: groups in response to the assassination of sadat in 1981, many of the islamic militants went into exile. it was through the presence of egyptian islamists in saudi arabia that al qaeda and other

Joseph R. Pitts

10:21:14 to 10:27:39( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Joseph R. Pitts

Joseph R. Pitts

10:21:35 to 10:21:57( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph R. Pitts: members were influenced. most notably za with a her why, a leader of the egyptian islamic jihad. another avenue by which this totalist ideology was introduced to the middle east came via the veeshy

Joseph R. Pitts

10:21:57 to 10:22:17( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph R. Pitts: government of france during world war ii which despite its short shelf life infected the french mandated terlts of syria -- territory of syria-lebanon. it was during this time the foundations of the

Joseph R. Pitts

10:22:17 to 10:22:33( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph R. Pitts: baathist party were laid and a nazi regime was set up in iraq. during the same period the mufti of jerusalem was wined and dined by none other than hitler. the point is there were dark influences

Joseph R. Pitts

10:22:33 to 10:22:50( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph R. Pitts: on this region of the world still playing themselves out today. we cannot believe that our absence from this area will solve problems and allow us to retreat. we must make no mistake about

Joseph R. Pitts

10:22:50 to 10:23:07( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph R. Pitts: their intentions. they seek to kill us. za with a her why -- zawahiri tates they have the right to kill four million americans, two million children, and exile twice as many and wound and cripple

Joseph R. Pitts

10:23:07 to 10:23:21( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph R. Pitts: hundreds of thousands. no, we must not give such people a misapprehension about any misguided notions they may have about their providential place in history. although our ultimate objective in iraq is

Joseph R. Pitts

10:23:21 to 10:23:34( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph R. Pitts: to hand over power in an orderly fashion to a duly constituted government, the manner in which we do so is of the highest order of importance. that's what i don't hear from the other side. it

Joseph R. Pitts

10:23:34 to 10:23:44( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph R. Pitts: is not just the question of peace being the absence of war, it is what we will have in the aftermath. what kind of world will we have in the middle east? will it be safer for our children

Joseph R. Pitts

10:23:44 to 10:24:00( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph R. Pitts: and our grandchildren? will the implications of our decisions be heard in history as something of which we will be proud? or is it -- or will it be just that we got tired of the effort and

Joseph R. Pitts

10:24:00 to 10:24:14( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph R. Pitts: we believe that by sending ourself from the area that solves problems. that was never the case. it wasn't case when we got out of lebanon following the attack on our marines. it was not the

Joseph R. Pitts

10:24:14 to 10:24:31( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph R. Pitts: place when we basically got out of the area after the u.s.s. cole. again independent of the origins of al qaeda's pressence in iraq, the relevant point is how al qaeda itself perceives the

Joseph R. Pitts

10:24:31 to 10:24:49( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph R. Pitts: war there. what is their potential reaction to our iraqi policy which is most relevant? in this regard the intercepted letter sent by zawahiri to al-zarqawi is most important and has been

Joseph R. Pitts

10:24:49 to 10:25:01( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph R. Pitts: mentioned on this floor many times, he said, we must think for a long time about our next steps and how we want to attain it, and it is my humble opinion that the jihad in iraq requires

Joseph R. Pitts

10:25:01 to 10:25:13( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph R. Pitts: several incremental goals. first stage, expel the americans from iraq. second stage, establish an islamic authority and then develop it and support it until it achieves the level of caliphate

Joseph R. Pitts

10:25:13 to 10:25:31( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph R. Pitts: over as much territory as can you spread. its power in iraq and sunni areas in order to fill the void stemming from the departure of the americans. third stage, extend the jihad wave to the secular

Joseph R. Pitts

10:25:31 to 10:25:45( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph R. Pitts: countries of neighboring iraq. fourth stage, go after israel. it is therefore clear that regardless of how we might wish the situation to be, wishful thinking, as described in this resolution, is

Joseph R. Pitts

10:25:45 to 10:26:00( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph R. Pitts: not a basis for policy. al qaeda is present in iraq. and they perceive it to be a central front in the war. it is simply not possible for us to pretend otherwise as much as we would like it.

Joseph R. Pitts

10:26:00 to 10:26:15( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph R. Pitts: this resolution does nothing to help us in this war against islamic facism. in fact it goes in the opposite direction. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from american samoa is recognized.

Joseph R. Pitts

10:26:15 to 10:26:30( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph R. Pitts: mr. faleomavaega: i note with interest that the statements made earlier by our good friend from north carolina was right to the point. unilateralism was our policy. we told the world we don't

Joseph R. Pitts

10:26:30 to 10:26:45( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph R. Pitts: need you. what are we doing now? we are practically begging the world to help us in this mess we created. diplomacy? look at the success in the multilateralism we have now advocated in our dealings

Joseph R. Pitts

10:26:45 to 10:26:59( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph R. Pitts: with north korea. but that was not the case with iraq. this is why we are having this problem. i gladly yield five minutes to my good friend, the gentleman from missouri, currently chairs

Joseph R. Pitts

10:26:59 to 10:27:22( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph R. Pitts: the subcommittee on information and policy, i am very happy, happy to introduce the gentleman for five minutes, mr. clay. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from missouri is recognized

Joseph R. Pitts

10:27:22 to 10:27:39( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph R. Pitts: for five minutes. mr. clay: i thank the gentleman from american samoa for yielding. madam speaker, i rise to declare my absolute and unwaiving opposition to the president's plan to escalate this

Edolphus Towns

10:27:39 to 10:27:56( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: tragic and unnecessary war. four years ago i stood on the floor of this house to oppose the original force authorization resolution. at the time some of my colleagues cautioned me that i was taking

Edolphus Towns

10:27:39 to 10:34:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Edolphus Towns

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