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House Proceeding on Feb 26th, 2010 :: 0:35:50 to 0:41:40
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Mike Rogers

0:35:46 to 0:36:07( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: stopped at all costs. i thank the gentleman for yielding and yield back. the speaker pro tempore: does the gentleman from california reserve? mr. dreier: do i reserve? i think -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california, mr. cardoza. mr. cardoza: continue to reserve my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman continueto reserve the balance of his time. the gentleman from california,

Mike Rogers

0:35:50 to 0:41:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Mike Rogers

Mike Rogers

0:36:08 to 0:36:28( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: mr. dreier. mr. dreier: i'm happy at this point to yield four minutes to another hardworking member of the select committee on intelligence who brings his great experience having served in the federal bureau of investigation, the gentleman from brighton, michigan, mr. rogers. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from michigan is recognized for four minutes. mr. rogers: thank you to my

Mike Rogers

0:36:29 to 0:36:49( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: friend from california and, mr. speaker, yesterday i think was a very, very important symptom for all of us to understand. when you -- and it's easy to get confused, by the way, in who the good guys are and who the bad guys are when you take the fight on the war on terror from a proactive intelligence

Mike Rogers

0:36:50 to 0:37:13( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: approach to a law enforcement approach. things get pretty murky in a hurry, and everything slows down. and information exchanges slow down. and what we've dones what they tried to do in the middle of the night is sneak in a provision that would actually when you read the entire thing

Mike Rogers

0:37:14 to 0:37:35( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: treat terrorists with a special carveout that not even white-collar crimins, organized crime members, extortionists as american citizens would get. that your interrogator could be brought up on charges for what you believed might be incidences that offend you. unbelievable.

Mike Rogers

0:37:36 to 0:37:56( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: but that's exactly what happens when you're confused about who the bad guys are. this bill should be known for what it doesn't do. right now they're getting ready to bring through the administration policy in support of this congress hundreds of some of the most dangerous terrorists in the

Mike Rogers

0:37:57 to 0:38:18( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: world to the united states. do you know about over a dozen times where these terrorists have been held overseas in places like great britain that terrorists have tried to break in to break them out? and guess what, our policy is to bring them to the united states given a serve carve out and treat them like american citizens at the cost of

Mike Rogers

0:38:19 to 0:38:39( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: hundreds of millions of dollars. you know, we had the opportunity to do disruptive activities to al qaeda, and some speculate that between the fort hood shooting and the christmas day bomber there were activities, there were messages and activities that we as a nation didn't engage in because

Mike Rogers

0:38:40 to 0:39:00( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: we were confused about being proactive on intelligence against terrorism or treating it like a law enforcement matter. there is a lot to be accountable in that decision. but it can happen when you get confused who the bad guys are. we have never had a full vetting of what was known at

Mike Rogers

0:39:01 to 0:39:22( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: one time as the global justice initiative where you send f.b.i. agents around the world, including to the battlefield, to mirandize foreign-trained terrorists who have declared war on the united states. that can happen when you forget who the bad guys are. there's nothing in this bill

Mike Rogers

0:39:23 to 0:39:43( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: that protects the very courageous c.i.a. sbarefwators for following -- interrogators for following department of justice guidelines in the interrogation and the development of information that will have saved lives in the united states. and by the way, it was brought to our attention that approximately 70% -- by the

Mike Rogers

0:39:44 to 0:40:05( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: way, the same -- the same interrogators who gave us about 70% of what we know about the logistics and operations of al qaeda are subject to criminal investitions. and you know why that happens? because it's easy to do when you're confused about who the good guys are and who the bad

Mike Rogers

0:40:06 to 0:40:26( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: guys are. yesterday was that symptom, mr. speaker, that when you make that decision, there are serious consequences. now, folks want to say, oh, that's just politics, you're trying to interject. this is serious business. khalid sheikh mohammed will come to new york. some estimated as high as $200 million just for the security

Mike Rogers

0:40:27 to 0:40:48( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: of it. that city said no. michigan said no. kansas said no. americans are sang no. we ought to stand together in this bill -- mr. dreier: i like to yield my friend one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. rogers: we ought to come together in this body and say no. this bill falls short of addressing the serious debate

Mike Rogers

0:40:49 to 0:41:10( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: we better have on going from a proactive intelligence approach to a law enforcement approach. this is not about you have the right to remain silent, and if you can't afford an attorney one will be appointed for you at the expense of the u.s. taxpayers. this is about aggressively pursuing terrorists where they live, where they train, where they operate.

Mike Rogers

0:41:11 to 0:41:32( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: if we let a terrorist -- if our whole new plan is a law enforcement approach and we are going to catch them at the airport, we are going to lose this fight. and that's exactly what this bill fails to address. you cannot let one stand in the line with any american citizen and hope to god your last defense works. and that's what happens when

Mike Rogers

0:41:33 to 0:41:41( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: you go to a law enforcement approach and you treat c.i.a. officers like criminals and you treat foreign terrorists like

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