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House Proceeding 02-25-10 on Feb 26th, 2010 :: 0:03:45 to 0:08:20
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Dan Burton

0:03:26 to 0:03:51( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: well. the speaker pro tempore: under the speaker's announced policy of january 6, 2009, and under a previoused orer of the house the following members of the house are recognid for five minutes each. mr. moran of kansas.

Dan Burton

0:03:45 to 0:08:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Dan Burton

Dan Burton

0:03:52 to 0:04:13( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: without objection. mr. burton: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. burton: sometimes i just do not understand this place. we're fighting people that will cut off your head, they'll ow up a building and kill 3,000 people with an airplane,

Dan Burton

0:04:14 to 0:04:34( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: they'll do anything they can to destroy america, yet when we pass an intelligence bi, we want to do everying we can to treat them with kid gloves. it doesn't make any sense to me. the bill we're going to be voting on tomorrow in the manager's amendment says this -- it says, it would define cruel, inhuman, and degrading

Dan Burton

0:04:35 to 0:04:55( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: treatment in intelligence interrogations and provide a penalty of up to 15 years in prison for the use of this treatment during an interrogation. they're talking about our c.i.a. people that are interrogating a terrorist, an al qaeda terrorist, a taliban terrorist, somebody threatening the security of the united states and i want to read that

Dan Burton

0:04:56 to 0:05:16( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: again. it would define as cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment in intelligence interrogation and provide penalties for up to 15 years in prison for the use of this treatment during an interrogation. now what intelligence agent in his right mind would go that extra mile to get information from a terrorist who ha

Dan Burton

0:05:17 to 0:05:39( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: information about flying a plane into a building to kill a couple thousand people, because if he used anything that didn't fit w??ithin this category, he could be jailed. he could be prosecuted and go to jail for 15 years. that's insane. then it goes on to say that it would also provide a criminal penalty of up to five years in jail for medi

Dan Burton

0:05:40 to 0:06:02( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: who enable such activities. now, look, i don't believe in torture and i don't believe in mistreating human beings, but whenou're talking about the security of the united states of america, that's number one. that is number one. when we take our oath of office here, we swear to uphold and defend the constitution against

Dan Burton

0:06:03 to 0:06:24( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: all enemies, foreign and domestic. if these terrorists are enemies of the united states we need to do whatever we can to make sure that we get information from them to protect this country and the people who are doing that job front line are the f.b.i., the c.i.a., our d.i.a. and all of our intelligence agenes. to hamstring them makes no

Dan Burton

0:06:25 to 0:06:46( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: sense to me whatsoever and my liberal colleagues on the other side they want to pat them on the head and give them jell-o for lunch and do all the crazy things you should do, they're living better at guantanamo than people in our prisons here in the united states, americans. yet we want to make sure we treat them with kid gloves. right now, we have three navy

Dan Burton

0:06:47 to 0:07:08( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: seals going to be urt-martialed because they captured an al qaeda terrorist in fallujah, in iraq, who dragged four american contractors through the streets, burned their bodies, tortured them and hung them from a bridge. in addition to that heut the head off richard pearl, a newsman in iraq, and put his head on a pike.

Dan Burton

0:07:09 to 0:07:30( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: that guy, i'm sure he deserves a little extra sweet treatment. but i don't think so. and the three navy seals that captured him because he said he was hit in the mouth and had a bloody lip and got hit in the stomach, they're being court-martialed. it makes no sense. this place is going nuts.

Dan Burton

0:07:31 to 0:07:51( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: we ought to be doing everything we can to defend and protect this country, that means doing whatever is necessary, with certain limits to extract any information we can from a terrorist. for us to put language in there like we're going to give a 15-year penalty in prison for a c.i.a. agent who goes a little beyond by using cruel, inhuman,

Dan Burton

0:07:52 to 0:08:12( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: or degrading treatment, and boy, i don't know how you define that, what c.i.a. agent is going to want to take that risk. i just don't understand it, mr. speaker. we are in a war against people that want to destroy us and our way of life, they're willing to do all kinds of things, fly planes into buildings, cut off

Dan Burton

0:08:13 to 0:08:20( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: heads, torture people, yet we want to make sure we treat them with kid gloves. it makes absolutely no sense. i will not vote for that bill

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