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House Proceeding on Feb 25th, 2010 :: 1:17:45 to 1:19:00
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Mac Thornberry

1:17:41 to 1:18:04( Edit History Discussion )

Mac Thornberry: exploiting phobias of the individual, i just don't understand it. i wonder if my friend might further enlighten us on this. i'm happy to yield. mr. thornberry: i thank the gentleman for yielding. let's start with a bit of context. remember the army field manual has been published so that terrorists all around the world know what we will and will not do to them. this will take it another step

Mac Thornberry

1:17:45 to 1:19:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Mac Thornberry

Mac Thornberry

1:18:05 to 1:18:26( Edit History Discussion )

Mac Thornberry: forward and actually give terrorists more rights, more consideration than ordinary criminals in our criminal justice system. for example, its not unusual, i suspect, for the f.b.i. to interrogate someone accused of a crime, perhaps involving murder, to say, you better cooperate with us. or you may get the death penalty.

Mac Thornberry

1:18:27 to 1:18:48( Edit History Discussion )

Mac Thornberry: that would be illegal under this amendment. as a matter of fact the intelligence professional who says that under this amendment would go to jail for 15 years because you cannot threaten the use of force. the gentleman's correct. there is no standard of reasonableness for what they would classify as your religious practice, so i can classify as my religious

Mac Thornberry

1:18:49 to 1:19:00( Edit History Discussion )

Mac Thornberry: practice anything i say. and the intelligence professionals have to coddle to that othey could go to jail. it is an outrageous inversion of our priorities i think, mr. speaker, where we care more

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