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House Proceeding on Mar 10th, 2010 :: 2:59:30 to 3:00:55
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James P. McGovern

2:59:26 to 2:59:47( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: let us soundly defeat this resolution. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. mcgovern: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. mcgovern: i appreciate the gentleman from florida's comments. he spent a great deaof time trying to compare iraq to afghanistan. i would remind my colleagues that iraq and afghanistan are

James P. McGovern

2:59:30 to 3:00:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: James P. McGovern

James P. McGovern

2:59:48 to 3:00:08( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: very, very different couries. different cultures, different levels of education, and different history of centralized government. in afghanistan there is no tradition, there is no history of a centralized government. comparing iraq to afghanistan is not comparing apples to oranges, it's like comparing

James P. McGovern

3:00:09 to 3:00:30( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: apples to volkswagens, there's no comparison. we can have a debate about iraq but that should be on a separate day. we can talk about whether there were any weapons of mass destruction. today we are here talking about afghanistan. and i think this is important and it's an important discussion because this congress would the exception of a few amendments got very

James P. McGovern

3:00:31 to 3:00:51( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: little time has not had a debate or discussion in this chamber on afghanistan since after september 11, 2001. . and our policy has changed in a number of different ways over those years and we still have not had a debate or a discussion on afghanistan. so today hopefully we will and

James P. McGovern

3:00:52 to 3:00:55( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: my hope is that in this chamber, where lots of members talkll

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