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House Proceeding 02-25-10 on Feb 25th, 2010 :: 2:50:35 to 2:53:35
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Dan Burton

2:50:29 to 2:50:49( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: the provisions in the bill. i sincerely feel, mr. chairman, that we are endangering our capality of getting informaton from terrorists because we're limiting our c.i.a. and our intelligence officials with this legislation in these procedures that they

Dan Burton

2:50:35 to 2:53:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Dan Burton

Dan Burton

2:50:50 to 2:51:10( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: can use to elicit that information. i know there areifferences of opinion and i know we have in our hearts the best security that we can think of for the american people. but the one thick that really, really bothers me, we're telling c.i.a. officials and some of our military people in the field, not with this bill,

Dan Burton

2:51:11 to 2:51:31( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: but we're telling a lot of our intelligence officials and people in the field that they have to be very, very careful and walk on eggs when they're trying to get information from a terrorist, al qaeda, or taliban terrorist to make sure we aren't violating or torturing them in any way. the american people certainly don't want torture. there's a big difference of

Dan Burton

2:51:32 to 2:51:52( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: opinion on whether or not water boarding, for instance, is torture but the fact of the matter is, if we have another major attack like the one we had on 9/11, the american people are going to come down like a ton of bricks on the people in this house that put restrictions on our intelligence gathering capability.

Dan Burton

2:51:53 to 2:52:13( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: nair going to to say, why didn't you -- they're going to say, why didn't you do whatever it took to s our clint? and because we're few ping this language in the bill, we are saying to the c.i.a. and other agencies, you've got to be real careful, got to be sure you don't do something that might get you in trouble and might put you in jail.

Dan Burton

2:52:14 to 2:52:38( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: when you say things like this to people out there in the field risking their lives, you intimidate them. maybe not intentionally but you intimidate them and stop the possibility of getting all the information that we need to protect this country. now i know there's a people on the other side, khalid chic moment was water --

Dan Burton

2:52:39 to 2:53:00( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: khalid sheikh mohammed was water boarded many times. at first he said, you'll find out what's going to happen. later, he said there would be a plane that's going to fly into a building in los angeles. the only reason i came here is to say, let's don't break the legs of our intelligence officers who are trying to

Dan Burton

2:53:01 to 2:53:21( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: protect this country. it's just too important. we ought to be doing everything we can to back them up to make sure this country is safe. our intelligence people are telling us right now, we're likely to have another attack within the next six months or a year. we ought to be giving every intelligence agency and every officer we possibly can all the support they need to stop that.

Dan Burton

2:53:22 to 2:53:35( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: with that, i thank you very much for yielding. the chair: does the gentleman reserve his time? mr. barton: i yield back -- mr. burton: i yield back.

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