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House Proceeding on Feb 14th, 2007 :: 3:49:11 to 3:54:38
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David R. Obey

3:44:51 to 3:49:11( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: David R. Obey

David R. Obey

3:48:58 to 3:49:11( Edit History Discussion )

David R. Obey: as they remain in harm's way. mr. speaker this is a serious debate about the serious challenges that america faces in not only this fight in iraq but also against islamic terrorism. we all understand

Solomon P. Ortiz

3:49:11 to 3:49:29( Edit History Discussion )

Solomon P. Ortiz: the cost of failure in iraq is too great to bear. it would embolden radical islamic terrorists a base to train from and attack americans for generations. my colleagues on the other side of the aisle provide

Solomon P. Ortiz

3:49:11 to 3:54:38( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Solomon P. Ortiz

Solomon P. Ortiz

3:49:29 to 3:49:44( Edit History Discussion )

Solomon P. Ortiz: the troops with nothing, no guarantees that we will continue to fund their heroic efforts, no guarantees that congress will heed the advice of the iraq study group which notes on page 73

Solomon P. Ortiz

3:49:44 to 3:50:01( Edit History Discussion )

Solomon P. Ortiz: of their report that the iraq study group would support a short-term redeployment or surge of american combat troops to stabilize baghdad or speed up training to equip the mission is exactly

Solomon P. Ortiz

3:50:01 to 3:50:19( Edit History Discussion )

Solomon P. Ortiz: what they said. nor does this resolution provide the american people with a clear picture of hour direction in iraq. it simply says no. it says no to the only strategy for success that has been

Solomon P. Ortiz

3:50:19 to 3:50:38( Edit History Discussion )

Solomon P. Ortiz: placed forward. president bush said if you disagree with me then come outthink me. this resolution in its simple form does not do that. streerk, i think congress can do better than this nonbinding

Solomon P. Ortiz

3:50:38 to 3:51:02( Edit History Discussion )

Solomon P. Ortiz: resolution. i know a number of my republican colleagues tried to improve this legislation but were denied that opportunity. i know our troops serving in harm's way and the american people

Solomon P. Ortiz

3:51:02 to 3:51:20( Edit History Discussion )

Solomon P. Ortiz: deserve better. than the simple policic resolution that -- this simplistic resolution that outline noss new ideas, makes no guarantees we will continue to stand behind our troops with funding. i'm

Solomon P. Ortiz

3:51:20 to 3:51:39( Edit History Discussion )

Solomon P. Ortiz: greatly disappointed in this resolution and the democrat majority's efforts to prevent this body from considering meaningful amendments. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired.

Solomon P. Ortiz

3:51:39 to 3:52:13( Edit History Discussion )

Solomon P. Ortiz: the gentleman from north carolina. mr. jones: mr. speaker, i yield five minutes to the gentleman from ohio mr. latourette. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio is recognized

Solomon P. Ortiz

3:52:13 to 3:52:24( Edit History Discussion )

Solomon P. Ortiz: for five minutes. mr. latourette: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. latourette: first of all, i want to thank

Solomon P. Ortiz

3:52:24 to 3:52:37( Edit History Discussion )

Solomon P. Ortiz: my friend and classmate, mr. jones, from north carolina for yielding me the time. had the president followed his respectful letter on january 10 we would not be having this debate. mr. speaker,

Solomon P. Ortiz

3:52:37 to 3:52:51( Edit History Discussion )

Solomon P. Ortiz: like most americans i desperately want us to succeed in iraq and i was heartened by the iraqi study group report and when the president of the united states said we were going to take

Solomon P. Ortiz

3:52:51 to 3:53:05( Edit History Discussion )

Solomon P. Ortiz: a fresh approach. i fear, however this is not a fresh approach. this is more of the same. i also fear that our course of more of the same could lead to the deaths of more americans. i know

Solomon P. Ortiz

3:53:05 to 3:53:18( Edit History Discussion )

Solomon P. Ortiz: the president believes in his heart that this surge will succeed. i like and respect the president of the united states. we tried last year a surge of about 12,000 troops in operation together

Solomon P. Ortiz

3:53:18 to 3:53:29( Edit History Discussion )

Solomon P. Ortiz: forward. the result has been an escalation of sectarian violence and attacks on our troops unprecedented and unrelenting. if i thought the presence of 21,500 additional american troops in

Solomon P. Ortiz

3:53:29 to 3:53:43( Edit History Discussion )

Solomon P. Ortiz: iraq would quell sectarian violence and stop the killing and aggression against americans in iraq i would support it. if i thought 21,500 new american troops would cause the malaki government

Solomon P. Ortiz

3:53:43 to 3:53:56( Edit History Discussion )

Solomon P. Ortiz: to get their house in order and make the iraqis step up to protect their country, i would support it. instead, the iraqi security force has more time in training than the young people reare sending

Solomon P. Ortiz

3:53:56 to 3:54:10( Edit History Discussion )

Solomon P. Ortiz: from our country to defend theirs yet they can't get the job done. it is time to ratchet up diplomacy, make the iraqises accountable for their own security and kick off the training wheels

Solomon P. Ortiz

3:54:10 to 3:54:24( Edit History Discussion )

Solomon P. Ortiz: we have materialed them to. even the pentagon warned an escalation of troops could cause australian yp tick in attacks and embolden al qaeda more. what shakes me to the core is we plan to send

Solomon P. Ortiz

3:54:24 to 3:54:38( Edit History Discussion )

Solomon P. Ortiz: these troops into harm's way would adequate equipment or vehicles. it was recently laid out a bleak security a surge without enough armor it cans or uparmored trucks. others add there won't be

Heather Wilson

3:54:38 to 3:54:49( Edit History Discussion )

Heather Wilson: enough uparmored humveings. one senior army official speculated that the om way that there will be enough humvees for this surge if five brigades fall out of the sky. this prognostication takes

Heather Wilson

3:54:38 to 4:04:04( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Heather Wilson

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