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House Proceeding on Feb 15th, 2007 :: 1:25:20 to 1:31:33
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Tom Feeney

1:24:14 to 1:25:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Tom Feeney

Tom Feeney

1:25:09 to 1:25:20( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Feeney: important to remember how we got there. president bush told congress and the american people that saddam had weapons of mass destruction and was an imminent threat to the united states. that saddam had

Brian Baird

1:25:20 to 1:25:37( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: ties to al qaeda and the 9/11 attackers. that the invasion, occupation, and reconstruction would cost us nothing. that iraqi oil revenues would cover all the cost. so where are we today? we know that

Brian Baird

1:25:20 to 1:31:33( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Brian Baird

Brian Baird

1:25:37 to 1:25:54( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: saddam had no weapons of mass destruction and that he posed no eminent threat to the united states. we know saddam had no operational relationship with al qaeda. 80% of the iraqi people want us to

Brian Baird

1:25:54 to 1:26:10( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: leave their country. the invasion, occupation, and reconstruction of iraq will cost us at least a half a trillion dollars not to mention the cost in human lives and international good will. more

Brian Baird

1:26:10 to 1:26:23( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: than 3,000 american soldiers are dead. more than 20,000 american soldiers are wounded. the burden of the iraq war is being born exclusively by our children and grandchildren who will bear the

Brian Baird

1:26:23 to 1:26:36( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: debt. and the families of our military personnel who at best experience long separations and terrible worry, and at worse lose a beloved family member forever. the invasion and occupation

Brian Baird

1:26:36 to 1:26:50( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: of iraq has alienated our allies, has called our credibility into question around the world, it has soured middle eastern attitudes about the united states and western democracy, and

Brian Baird

1:26:50 to 1:27:04( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: finally, the invasion of iraq got us into a long-term bloody operation of a country with no significant connection to the war on terror and diverted critical military and intelligence

Brian Baird

1:27:04 to 1:27:18( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: resources from the fight against al qaeda. the recently released national intelligence estimate concluded that there is little prospect for political reconciliation in iraq at this time. so,

Brian Baird

1:27:18 to 1:27:38( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: what should the united states do? what does victory in iraq mean at this point? most of us would see victory as any kind of political settlement that ended the violence. but the american people need

Brian Baird

1:27:38 to 1:27:50( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: to hear the truth. and the truth is there is no happy ending for iraq as long as our presence allows the maliki government to avoid making the political compromises necessary for peace

Brian Baird

1:27:50 to 1:28:03( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: in iraq. now, the president has proposed a significant increase in the numbers of u.s. troops serving in iraq. i believe that congress should oppose this escalation. i don't believe it has

Brian Baird

1:28:03 to 1:28:22( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: any real chance of producing a political solution in the war in iraq or even curbing the violence in baghdad. i'm not alone in this belief. general colin powell, general george casey, general

Brian Baird

1:28:22 to 1:28:35( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: john abizaid, general barry mccaffrey, major general don shepherd, and general james conway all question this escalation. now many supporters of the president's iraq policy asks, with those of

Brian Baird

1:28:35 to 1:28:50( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: us who oppose this military escalation would support instead? this member of congress believes that the united states should begin an immediate orderly redeployment of our troops out of iraq

Brian Baird

1:28:50 to 1:29:04( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: with the goal of completing that redeployment by the end of the year. we should lead and enlist the participation of all neighboring countries in a massive diplomatic surge to help contain the civil

Brian Baird

1:29:04 to 1:29:20( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: war already underway. and that diplomatic surge should include all the countries in the region, including iran and syria. the only way to bring stability to that region is through a regional

Brian Baird

1:29:20 to 1:29:35( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: effort. our troops have performed with courage, compassion, and professionalism. they did everything that was asked of them. their work in iraq is done. we gave the iraqis their freedom.

Brian Baird

1:29:35 to 1:29:57( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: it's up to them to decide what they'll do with it. it's time for the iraqis to take responsibility for their own security. it's time for iraqis to decide if shiite, sunnis, and kurds

Brian Baird

1:29:57 to 1:30:06( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: wish to share resources, share power, and coexist peacefully as one country. america cannot force them to do this. no matter how long we stay there. only the iraqi people can decide this.

Brian Baird

1:30:06 to 1:30:18( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: mr. speaker, it's time. the american people have known for quite a while it's time. and i believe this week that finally the united states congress will take the first step to bringing our troops

Brian Baird

1:30:18 to 1:30:38( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: home by adopting this resolution. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from texas. mr. johnson: thank you, mr. speaker. at this time i'd like

Brian Baird

1:30:38 to 1:30:53( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: to yield five minutes to the gentleman from new mexico who was a pilot in the united states -- the gentlewoman from new mexico, who was a pilot in the united states air force, serving in

Brian Baird

1:30:53 to 1:31:33( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: the philippines, received the distinguished flying cross and air medal before returning to the united states. five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new mexico is recognized

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