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House Proceeding 02-25-10 on Feb 25th, 2010 :: 1:59:15 to 2:00:40
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Mac Thornberry

1:58:54 to 1:59:15( Edit History Discussion )

Mac Thornberry: i know he's worked ever since he's been on the committee on this very important issue that keeps i think the face of the inlligence community reflect the face of this nation. so thank you. i yield back. the chair: the gentleman yields back. the time has expired. does any member seek recognition? mr. hoekstra: i'd like to claim

Mac Thornberry

1:59:15 to 2:00:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Mac Thornberry

Mac Thornberry

1:59:16 to 1:59:37( Edit History Discussion )

Mac Thornberry: timen opposition. the chair: the gentleman is recognized, without obction, for five minutes. mr. hoekstra: thank you. i'd like to yield to my colleague from texas for one minute. the chair: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. thornberry: the gentleman has been a forceful and eloquent person for greater diversity in the intelligence community. he is exactly righ we will be

Mac Thornberry

1:59:38 to 1:59:59( Edit History Discussion )

Mac Thornberry: more effective when we will have greater diversity in the intelligence community. we are more effective human collectors if we -- and if we have greater language talent including dialects. all of that is exactly true. my point in addition, however, is that it's not just getting them into the intelligence

Mac Thornberry

2:00:00 to 2:00:20( Edit History Discussion )

Mac Thornberry: community, it's how we treat them once they're hired. and some of the repeat actions over the last year, whether it's a special prosecutor to go after again or whether it's releasing classified memos even though five c.i.a. directors recommend not having it done,

Mac Thornberry

2:00:21 to 2:00:41( Edit History Discussion )

Mac Thornberry: that cuts against the ability to keep these qualified people in government service after we have them hired. and i can think ofothing worse than to threaten these people with 15 years of prison if they stray across the line in interrogation as far as encouraging our intelligence professionals to stay

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