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House Proceeding 02-25-10 on Feb 25th, 2010 :: 0:30:40 to 0:36:40
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Mike Rogers

0:30:37 to 0:30:57( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: under section 312 under h.r. 2701? mr. reyes: having the opportunity to visit drake university with you, you are correct. the chair: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. boswell: ask i have another 30 seconds? mr. reyes: i yield the gentleman an additional 30 seconds. the chair: the gentleman is recognized for an additional 30 seconds. mr. boswell: thank you, chairman reyes, for that comment and your visit.

Mike Rogers

0:30:40 to 0:36:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Mike Rogers

Mike Rogers

0:30:58 to 0:31:18( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: that is correct. i want to thank you for that clarification. i yield back my time. thank you. the chair: the gentleman yields. the gentleman from michigan is recognized. mr. hoekstra: madam speaker, i would at this point like to yield four minutes to my colleague from michigan, a strong defender of the intelligence community, mr. rogers. the chair: the gentleman from michigan is recognized for four

Mike Rogers

0:31:19 to 0:31:39( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: minutes. mr. rogers: thank you very ch, madam chair. i can't tell you how disappointed i am in this bill for all that's at stake in the country. when there was a switch in debate about how we approached the war on terror, that's a legitimate argument, a legitimate debate to have and we should do it under the light

Mike Rogers

0:31:40 to 0:32:01( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: of day with all of the sets of consequences thatome with any change in policy about how we go after trorists overseas. and the notion that was drought out that, gee, if we just treat this -- brought out that, gee, if we treat it the way we treat the average american cizen and extend the rights and the

Mike Rogers

0:32:02 to 0:32:22( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: privileges to foreign-trained terrorists, the world will like us, the world will be a better problems, they're going to go away, we'll get them in the courtrooms of america. but there's a fundamental flaw with doing this. in order to fully function as a law enforcement effort, the

Mike Rogers

0:32:23 to 0:32:43( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: administration has sent f.b.i. agents overseas into the battlefield to read mirandaa rights, to treat foreign-trained terrorists who probably couldn't find america on a map that you have the right to remain silent. can't afford a lawyer, the united states will appoint one for you, we'll pay for it. ok.

Mike Rogers

0:32:44 to 0:33:04( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: the fact that if they get to the airport and stand in line with to you or your children or a family member or some other american citizen, we'll catch them then. and we'll put them to trial and

Mike Rogers

0:33:05 to 0:33:25( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: read them their miranda rights even though they were overseas and trained overseas and moved to different parts of the country in order to get every aspect of their training and they are taught they are on a combat mission. that's what they're taught. that you're goal in this event is to go cause harm and casualties and chaos to the

Mike Rogers

0:33:26 to 0:33:47( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: americans on american soil or to our allies on their soil. so they look at this as they have when they've declared war numerous times. they have declared war on the united states. and they're ready to kill americans to prove their point. so some notion that by the time

Mike Rogers

0:33:48 to 0:34:08( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: they get to the airport or board the plane we've been successful because we've had the opportunity to read them the miranda rights is fundamentally flawed and that is a fight that we will lose. we're going to lose that fight. you can't hire enough t.s.a. agents, you can't hire enough domestic f.b.i. agents, you

Mike Rogers

0:34:09 to 0:34:29( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: can't send enough f.b.i. agents into the battlefields to read miranda rights, to stop their effort. when you treat them like a criminal and read them their rights, you allow a defense attorney to start the negotiations about how much they will or will not cooperate. that starts.

Mike Rogers

0:34:30 to 0:34:50( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: that happens. clearly the christmas day bomber enjoyed that same benefit. hours is critically important in the intelligence community because the small thing. this guy isn't going to be able to give you all of the layout of al qaeda and all their financing and all their logistical movements. but he could have given us

Mike Rogers

0:34:51 to 0:35:11( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: incredibly valuable information . maybe the name of another airline that may have been targeted on that day that we didn't know about. name or the description of a bad guy who trained in how to use that explosive device or a place or a town or a person that they may have seen in their training camp.

Mike Rogers

0:35:12 to 0:35:32( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: to most people wouldn't mean a lot. to train professionals inhe intelligence business it means the difference between stopping them and them being successful. that little, small piece of information can save lives. this administration has made a fundamental shift. the chair: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. hoekstra: i yield my colleague one more minute.

Mike Rogers

0:35:33 to 0:35:53( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: the chair: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. rogers: they made a fundamental shift from proactive traing overseas, to where they train, to where they finance, to where they recruit. a law enforcement effort to bring them back to the united states. we're bringing foreign-trained terrorists to the united states and putting them in main strt

Mike Rogers

0:35:54 to 0:36:15( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: courtrooms. we're prosecuting c.i.a. officers for following legal advice from the department of justice in interrogation. so we're treating c.i.a. officers like criminals and we're treating foreign-trained terrorists like americans with all the benefits and the privileges they're in. you almost couldn't make this up.

Mike Rogers

0:36:16 to 0:36:36( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: you couldn't come to this conclusion. and with it we have consequences. when you look at the series of events from the fort hood shooting, to the christmas day bombing, and the loss of opportunity for discorruption, we all ought to sit down and work this out and -- disruption, we all ought to sit down and work this out and put the interests of americans first versus the interests of

Mike Rogers

0:36:37 to 0:36:40( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: the rights of terrorism before the safety and security of the united states.

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