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House Proceeding 02-25-10 on Feb 25th, 2010 :: 1:29:45 to 1:32:05
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Mike Rogers

1:29:41 to 1:30:02( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: i support the bill and i urge my colleagues to do the same. with that i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from michigan. -- the chair: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from michigan. mrhoekstra: i yield two minutes to the gentleman from michigan, mr. rogers. the chair: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. rogers: thank you, madam chair. just to further again tell you how dangerous the amendment is making it a criminal act for

Mike Rogers

1:29:45 to 1:32:05( Edit History Discussion )
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Mike Rogers

1:30:03 to 1:30:23( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: c.i.a. officers to try to conduct interrogations, again, i want to read the -- this goes after specifically any intelligence officer, an employee of the intelligence community. so saying we're restating law isn't true. interrogation, conspires to attempt inhumane treatment or

Mike Rogers

1:30:24 to 1:30:47( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: degrading, which is undefined. but think of this. it says -- and it goes on to explain one further portion in their language, if you seek to blass -- blasphemy his or her beliefs. it says if you are caught by the united states allege abuse.

Mike Rogers

1:30:48 to 1:31:08( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: it shuts the system down. does that mean a jewish official goes to conduct the interview we shut them down? i don't know. but we made it easier to make the allegation, haven't we? we have made it almost impossible for them to do what we have to have them do and

Mike Rogers

1:31:09 to 1:31:30( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: that's extract information, they are going to sa lives. you can go on to any sector of any religion that has become radicalize and understand it's impossible to meet that standard, impossible. we are hugely restricting and handcuffing our intelligence community from doing what they need to do and that's get

Mike Rogers

1:31:31 to 1:31:51( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: information without torture that keeps americans safe and alive. and, again, al qaeda, madam chair, uses we know this through a whole series of sources to allege abe. they use it in their media campaign, and they know it makes us chase our tail for weeks on end.

Mike Rogers

1:31:52 to 1:32:05( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: this only enhances. this only strengthens their cause in al qaeda's operational tactic to slow us down in obtaining that information. i can't tell you how serious this amendment is with no debate and no discussio

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