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House Proceeding 02-25-10 on Feb 25th, 2010 :: 1:08:30 to 1:10:35
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Mac Thornberry

1:08:12 to 1:08:33( Edit History Discussion )

Mac Thornberry: i urge my colleagues to join me in voting for this bill, and i yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the time of the gentleman has expired. the gentleman from michigan. mr. hoekstra: i yield my colleague from texas a minute and a half. the chair: the gentleman is recognized for a minute and a half. mr. thornberry: thank you, madam chair. our colleague on the intelligence committee from new jersey talked about the

Mac Thornberry

1:08:30 to 1:10:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Mac Thornberry

Mac Thornberry

1:08:34 to 1:08:55( Edit History Discussion )

Mac Thornberry: importance of intelligence information. and it's true, much of the information that the united states has received since 9/11 which has prevented further terrorist -- successful terrorist attacks on our homeland has come from interrogations. and that's why it is so important that we maintain that tool done b professionals in

Mac Thornberry

1:08:56 to 1:09:16( Edit History Discussion )

Mac Thornberry: the right way absolutely, but to tie their hands and allow those professionals conducting interrogations of terrorists, even less latitude than the county sheriff or the f.b.i. investigating a bank robbery have just seems to me to be

Mac Thornberry

1:09:17 to 1:09:37( Edit History Discussion )

Mac Thornberry: madness. and yet the manager's amendment, which has traditionally been used for technical type of corrections, less controversial sorts of issues, the manager's amendment in this bill includes an amazing expansion of criminal liability only for those in the intelligence community.

Mac Thornberry

1:09:38 to 1:09:58( Edit History Discussion )

Mac Thornberry: and it seems to me that before we start prosecuting, members of the intelligence community for not giving terrorists the amount of sleep that they ask for, or to doing sometng that may violate whatever they describe as their religious beliefs, we ought to think twice about it. and it's important to say, this -- there's no reasonable

Mac Thornberry

1:09:59 to 1:10:22( Edit History Discussion )

Mac Thornberry: standard to say what is reasonably your intelligence belief or a reasonable amount of sleep. this is all at the discretion of the terrorist. we are jumping to their fine under this language. the chair: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. thornberry: it is dangerous. it should be rejected. the chair: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from texas. mr. reyes: madam chair, could i inquire of the time remaining

Mac Thornberry

1:10:23 to 1:10:35( Edit History Discussion )

Mac Thornberry: on both sides? the chair: 3 1/4 for the gentleman from texas and 3 1/2 for the gentleman from

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