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House Proceeding 02-25-10 on Feb 25th, 2010 :: 0:59:05 to 1:01:30
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Mike Rogers

0:59:01 to 0:59:22( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: escher we are going to give the intelligence -- ms. eshoo: we are going to give the intelligence community the very tools required. the chair: the gentlelady's time has expired. the gentleman from michigan. mr. hoekstra: i like to yield two minutes to my colleague from michigan, mr. rogers. the chair: the gentleman from michigan is recognized for two minutes. mr. rogers: thank you, madam chair.

Mike Rogers

0:59:05 to 1:01:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Mike Rogers

Mike Rogers

0:59:23 to 0:59:46( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: i want to bring to the attention of this body just how dangerous the amendment that says this. and i quote. any officer or employee of the intelligence community who in the course or in anticipation

Mike Rogers

0:59:47 to 1:00:07( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: of a n -- an interrogation that is involved in cruel humane treatment. and it talks about lack of sleep. the interrogators are prably getting a lot less sleep than the terrorists they are interrogating because they process the information before

Mike Rogers

1:00:08 to 1:00:29( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: and after the interrogation. you have created a whole new direction to make -- to go after the very people who are interrogating people trying to kill americans, and you're saying we are going to put new jail -- you in jail if you push your limit. torture is already against the law.

Mike Rogers

1:00:30 to 1:00:50( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: nobody, and i mean nobody is pushing torture. what we're saying is you cannot make this so unreasonable that they won't do it. and if you don't think that this will have an impact on an agent making the determination should i or shouldn't i, you know what, i was hoping to turn around and find 300 screaming cheering americans saying, thank you for your patriotism and your service, not 25

Mike Rogers

1:00:51 to 1:01:12( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: justice department lawyers with subpoenas. you will absolutely freeze the intelligence community's ability to go out and get information that they need. and it is absolutely naive to believe that they're going to do it anyway. i'm sorry. that's not the way it works. these folks want to follow the law. they want to follow the constitution and, guess what,

Mike Rogers

1:01:13 to 1:01:30( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: at the end of the day they're willing to risk their lives to protect their country and their fellow americans. and this is the treatment that we give them. this one provision alone will disrupt i can't tell you how many operations worldwide and is worthy of our rejection of

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