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House Proceeding on Feb 15th, 2007 :: 0:11:35 to 0:16:22
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Lloyd Doggett

0:05:43 to 0:11:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lloyd Doggett

Lloyd Doggett

0:11:23 to 0:11:35( Edit History Discussion )

Lloyd Doggett: precarious vulnerable situation. since no hetch is coming to our aid what shall our troops in iraq do? fight a containment war? fight not to lose? or win not fight, retreat to the hills? this

Shelley Berkley

0:11:35 to 0:11:50( Edit History Discussion )

Shelley Berkley: resolution is good news to the terrorists, bad news for the troops. we should find the moral will to finish or mission in iraq and protect american interests with whatever number of troops is

Shelley Berkley

0:11:35 to 0:16:22( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Shelley Berkley

Shelley Berkley

0:11:50 to 0:12:07( Edit History Discussion )

Shelley Berkley: necessary. duty requires such and safety and honor demand it. and that's just the way it is. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose the gentlewoman from new hampshire

Shelley Berkley

0:12:07 to 0:12:19( Edit History Discussion )

Shelley Berkley: rise? >> to seek unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. shea-porter: mr. speaker, as we continue today to debate a resolution

Shelley Berkley

0:12:19 to 0:12:31( Edit History Discussion )

Shelley Berkley: on the floor voicing this congress' opposition to the president's plan to send 21,500 more troops to iraq, i think it is important that we stress that congress is not alone in opposing the president's

Shelley Berkley

0:12:31 to 0:12:41( Edit History Discussion )

Shelley Berkley: escalation. first of all, it's critical that we remember that the people of iraq do not wish us to be in their country. they wish to sort this out themselves and we need to honor that.

Shelley Berkley

0:12:41 to 0:12:53( Edit History Discussion )

Shelley Berkley: but retired military leaders in our country have also expressed their opposition to this plan. retired general barry mcafterry described the president's plan as a fool's errand. retired general

Shelley Berkley

0:12:53 to 0:13:07( Edit History Discussion )

Shelley Berkley: wesley clark said without such fundamental change in washington's approach there is little hope that the troop surge, iraqi promises and accompanying rhetoric will amount to anything other than

Shelley Berkley

0:13:07 to 0:13:23( Edit History Discussion )

Shelley Berkley: stay the course more. this from lieutenant genere monday odeono, the commander of the multinational corps in iraq. it is clear you cannot solve this problem militarily. you have to have the

Shelley Berkley

0:13:23 to 0:13:37( Edit History Discussion )

Shelley Berkley: combination of military, economic and diplomatic things that we need to do. thank you. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman's time has expired.

Shelley Berkley

0:13:37 to 0:13:52( Edit History Discussion )

Shelley Berkley: for what purpose the gentleman from missouri rise? >> to address the house for one minute, mr. speaker. swouks. >> i rise to discussion the resolution before the house. it is a resolution in two parts.

Shelley Berkley

0:13:52 to 0:14:02( Edit History Discussion )

Shelley Berkley: the first part says we support the troops. the second part says we're not going to reinforce the troops. that is kind of curious, in a way, i suppose, isn't it? we would support them with uparmored

Shelley Berkley

0:14:02 to 0:14:14( Edit History Discussion )

Shelley Berkley: humvees, tanks, but, oh, no, we are not going to let the troops help the other troops that are there. you can't have it both ways. you picture davy crocket at the alamo. he is there and he he has

Shelley Berkley

0:14:14 to 0:14:24( Edit History Discussion )

Shelley Berkley: the other army's back to the wall. he checks with the congress sand and says, yeah, davy crocket, we support you but we are not going to send anybody to lep. when i was a legislator in the

Shelley Berkley

0:14:24 to 0:14:41( Edit History Discussion )

Shelley Berkley: state of missouri i kept track of the silliest legislation i had seen. one of them was this lady that got so enthused about volunteering that she created a bill called man terry volunteerism.

Shelley Berkley

0:14:41 to 0:14:53( Edit History Discussion )

Shelley Berkley: -- mandatory volunteerism. that was odd. here we are saying support but don't support. this is curious and it undermines feel like my son who has served in fallujah. thank you. the speaker pro

Shelley Berkley

0:14:53 to 0:15:07( Edit History Discussion )

Shelley Berkley: tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose the gentlewoman from california rise? ms. lee: to address the house for one minute. stwouks. ms. lee: for four years president bush

Shelley Berkley

0:15:07 to 0:15:21( Edit History Discussion )

Shelley Berkley: has been able to run the war in iraq any way he wanted to without oversight from congress. that changed with the november elections when the american people said they wanted a check on the president's

Shelley Berkley

0:15:21 to 0:15:39( Edit History Discussion )

Shelley Berkley: power. the house is debating a simple resolution that sends the president the message that this house does not agree with his plan to send more troops to iraq. i hope this debate serves as

Shelley Berkley

0:15:39 to 0:15:54( Edit History Discussion )

Shelley Berkley: a wnbaup call to the president and that the status quo in iraq is not acceptable to this new congress and the new plan is not a change in direction, but an escalation of his same failed and

Shelley Berkley

0:15:54 to 0:16:06( Edit History Discussion )

Shelley Berkley: dane rouse policy. the president heard from the bipartisan iraq stuy group that a military slugse is no longer -- solution is not longer possible. this week democrats and republicans will

Shelley Berkley

0:16:06 to 0:16:22( Edit History Discussion )

Shelley Berkley: send the president a strong message that we must change course in iraq and it's time for the president to listen. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan

0:16:22 to 0:16:40( Edit History Discussion )

rise? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. >> mr. speaker, i rise today to honor america's brave men and women currently serving in the name of

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