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House Proceeding on Feb 14th, 2007 :: 10:39:35 to 10:43:29
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Henry E. Jr.Brown

10:36:58 to 10:39:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Henry E. Jr.Brown

Henry E. Jr.Brown

10:39:20 to 10:39:35( Edit History Discussion )

Henry E. Jr.Brown: do think this is a democracy, and that this is representative government. it has been almost four years since this administration declared the end of major combat in iraq. he delarlede, mission

Corrine Brown

10:39:35 to 10:39:49( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: accomplished. since this declaration, we have seen more than 3,000 of our military killed in combat and more than 22,000 injured. we can't forget that these are not just numbers. these are our

Corrine Brown

10:39:35 to 10:43:29( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Corrine Brown

Corrine Brown

10:39:49 to 10:40:01( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: sons and daughters and grand sons and granddaughters. they are now more than 3,000 men and women who will never return home to be with their families. many are so young, 18, 19 and

Corrine Brown

10:40:01 to 10:40:12( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: 20 years old, their lives have ended before they ever really began. i started my professional career as a psychiatric nurse at the dallas veterans administration hospital. and i observed

Corrine Brown

10:40:12 to 10:40:25( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: firsthand the physical and psychological trauma that the returning young people faced from the vietnam war. it is a long-term battle for them and their families as they learn to live with these

Corrine Brown

10:40:25 to 10:40:37( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: disabilities. we are in a war with no end in sight. and now we are talking about troop escalation? how many more young lives are we going to lose? how many more soldiers will face long-term

Corrine Brown

10:40:37 to 10:40:50( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: disabilities, life-long disabilities. the experts have weighed in and they have said we are making a mistake to escalate. the president has sent in a expert. it did not recommend additional

Corrine Brown

10:40:50 to 10:41:04( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: troops. in fact they recommended the very opposite. madam speaker, it's time to listen to the experts and commanders on the ground. our troops are faced with the impossible task of policing a civil

Corrine Brown

10:41:04 to 10:41:18( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: war. each day we hear of sectarian attacks and bombings. our troops are caught in the middle with no real strategy to end this violence. a great military cannot be a substitute for a weak iraqi government.

Corrine Brown

10:41:18 to 10:41:35( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: we need to focus on diplomatic solutions and training iraqi security forces so they can take care of themselves and their own country. with this escalation, we are just compounding the

Corrine Brown

10:41:35 to 10:41:50( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: problem. we should concentrate on training the iraqi security forces. they must know that this is not going to be an open-ended situation. madam speaker, my constituents in north texas continue

Corrine Brown

10:41:50 to 10:42:03( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: to grieve the loss of their sons and daughters. their concern for our troops safety and they are demanding answers. the war is costing us too many lives and too much money. $1 billion a

Corrine Brown

10:42:03 to 10:42:18( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: week as an overall cost of $500 billion. we will be pay-go the cost of this war in decades to come. a constituent said, the cost will be $1 billion. and it could have provided children with

Corrine Brown

10:42:18 to 10:42:30( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: health care or pay for additional police officers. our americans, their share will be $1,300 a piece. accountability of this iraq war spending has been appalling. does there even exists any accountability?

Corrine Brown

10:42:30 to 10:42:43( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: last week, we began a congressional hearing regarding contracting and fraud. apparently there is $12 billion unaccounted for. contractors were being paid with large bags of cash. this is truly an embarrassment

Corrine Brown

10:42:43 to 10:42:59( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: and the height of irresponsibility as thousands of american children go to bed hungry. many are children of our troops and now we are talking about spending more money and adding more

Corrine Brown

10:42:59 to 10:43:12( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: troops? we need to end this. redeployment needs to start now. madam speaker, we have before us a bipartisan resolution opposing the escalation of troops in iraq. however, this debate is only

Corrine Brown

10:43:12 to 10:43:29( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: the first step. the ultimate goal is to bring our troops home safely and swiftly. it is time for the president to listen to the american people and his advisors and refrain from changing

10:43:29 to 10:43:42( Edit History Discussion )

the leadership when they disagree with him. the best way to support our troops serving in iraq is to say no to the president's escalation of this war and outstanding general said recently, that stubbornness

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