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House Proceeding on Feb 25th, 2010 :: 1:26:30 to 1:28:50
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Mike Rogers

1:26:12 to 1:26:32( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: and listening to my friend. mr. speaker, at this time i'm happy to yield 2 1/2 minutes to a hardworking member of the intelligence committee, a veteran of the f.b.i., the gentleman from brighton, michigan, mr. rogers. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for 2 1/2 minutes. mr. rogers: thank you, mr. speaker. something fundamentally different has happened in the last year. we have fundamentally changed the way we deal with terrorists

Mike Rogers

1:26:30 to 1:28:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Mike Rogers

Mike Rogers

1:26:33 to 1:26:55( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: in the united states. we should absolutely fully have that debate on the policy of that switch. why? because it has had tremendous consequences. think about this. the c.i.a. officers who given direction by department of justice interrogated and debriefed and got some 70% of what we know about al qaeda through their debriefings are

Mike Rogers

1:26:56 to 1:27:16( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: now being treated as criminals. foreign trained criminals are being brought to the united states and being treated as americans. the fact that we would take a terrorist off a plane who had just aempted to kill some 30 people and the people on the ground and say you have the right to remain silent. wrong. you don't.

Mike Rogers

1:27:17 to 1:27:40( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: i need to know if there's anybody else out there. i need to know where the training camp was. i need to know the name of an airline you may have heard while you were training in a place like yemen to come to the united states on a combat mission and kill americans. they should be treated as enemy combatants. that's exactly who they are. and when you make this fundamental switch fr a proactive intelligence approach

Mike Rogers

1:27:41 to 1:28:01( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: to keep them at bay to a law enforcement effort to bring them to the united states, it will have negative consequences for the national security of the united states. to not allow the amendments -- i have had many, many of the colleagues here had amendments to debate and talk about these very serious issues. there is a rson that they couldn't wrap up the fact that

Mike Rogers

1:28:02 to 1:28:22( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: there was a shooting at fort hood and the christmas day bomber. there is a reason that happened because when you bring in law enforcement, it sls things down. they stop providing information until their lawyer can cut their best deal possible. this can't be about lawyers in the backroom cutting good deals

Mike Rogers

1:28:23 to 1:28:43( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: for foreign trained terrorists trying to kill americans. it has to be about the protection of every citizen in the united states and our allies abroad. when we lose that focus, we will lose the ability to stop everyone that comes to these shores. if our new program is, we are going to catch them at the irport by spending lots more money, we are going to lose

Mike Rogers

1:28:44 to 1:28:50( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: this fight. we need to get them in yemen and saudi arabia and the tribal areas of back stand and

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