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House Proceeding on Mar 10th, 2010 :: 3:10:00 to 3:13:20
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Dennis J. Kucinich

3:09:56 to 3:10:16( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: for a $1 trillion war waged on borrowed money that must be changed to save american lives. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from florida. reserves his time. massachusetts. mr. mcgovern: mr. speaker, at this time i'd like to yield three minutes to the gentleman from ohio, the author of the resolution, mr. kucinich. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio is recognized for three minutes.

Dennis J. Kucinich

3:10:00 to 3:13:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Dennis J. Kucinich

Dennis J. Kucinich

3:10:17 to 3:10:37( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: mr. kucinich: we're in or out. unless this congress acts to claim its constitutional responsibility, we will stay in afghanistan for a very, very long time at great cost to our troops and to our naonal prior or we can set a date, december 31, 2010, by which we must leave.

Dennis J. Kucinich

3:10:38 to 3:10:58( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: and this is exactly what the resolution seeks to do. congress has to be mindful of our responsibilities under this constitution, article 1 section 8, to claim responsibility for the casualties -- troop casualties which are now close to 1,000, to claim

Dennis J. Kucinich

3:10:59 to 3:11:21( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: responsibility for the cost which is approaching $250 billion and together with the iraq war, close to $1 trillion. and this at a great cost to our priorities here at home. for housing, for job creation, for health care, for education.

Dennis J. Kucinich

3:11:22 to 3:11:45( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: to claim responsibility for the casualties, to innocent civilians, the human cost of the war. congress must claim responsibility one way or another for challenging the corruption that my colleagues have talked about that has engulfed the afghanistan administration. we must claim responsibility and

Dennis J. Kucinich

3:11:46 to 3:12:06( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: understand exactly the role between afghanistan, pakistan, india pipeline has in all of this. we must claim responsibility for debating the wisdom of the countersuth strategies which apparently have failed -- counteru.s. is strategies which apparently have fail and claim responsibility for the logistics of withdrawal.

Dennis J. Kucinich

3:12:49 to 3:13:11( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: president to bring the armed forces out of afghanistan by december 31, 2010. and the u.s. armed forces and allies begin the first in a series of large military operations in afghanistan, it is up to us to have our voice and vote felt at this important moment, regardless of your support or opposition to the

Dennis J. Kucinich

3:13:12 to 3:13:20( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: war, this resolution is about assuring meaningful and open debate and in the three hours ahead, i'm confident that this house will have the opportunity

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