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House Proceeding on Mar 10th, 2010 :: 3:19:10 to 3:21:40
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James P. McGovern

3:19:08 to 3:19:28( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: and having said that i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. mcgovern: mr. speaker, there is nothing nothing wrong with demanding our troops come home, including forcing that debate by using the privileges of the war powers there is nothing unpatriotic

James P. McGovern

3:19:10 to 3:21:40( Edit History Discussion )
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James P. McGovern

3:19:29 to 3:19:50( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: and demanding that our troops and their families, their neighbors and their communities be told when they are coming home. and mr. speaker, there is every reason to debate how we go after al qaeda and how we create a flexible mobile strategy able to track, find, counter and strike al qaeda cells wherever they might be.

James P. McGovern

3:19:51 to 3:20:15( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: and there's no reason to run awayrom debate over 100,000 boots on the ground in afghanistan strategy to eliminating al qaeda once and for all. i do not doubt that our brave military men and women can and will achieve military successes in battle after battle after battle.

James P. McGovern

3:20:16 to 3:20:38( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: but afghanistan's tribal disputes going to be tried on the battlefield? who is willing to stand at the front of this chamber and declare how many american lives that is worth? mr. speaker, president obama has said he will begin to bring our troops home next july.

James P. McGovern

3:20:39 to 3:21:00( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: but he didn't say when the job will be complete. representative kucinich says, let's bring them home by new year's eve this year. we must continue to debate this issue, debate it today, debate it on the supplemental, debate it on defense bills. let's debate it when we're begging for resources so our

James P. McGovern

3:21:01 to 3:21:22( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: when we're trying to find money so that he have american has a decent job and affordable health care, so we can maintain our roads and bridges and waterways, so we can guard our ports and borders, so we can keep our cops on the beat and our seniors safe in their homes. let's debate the afghanistan. how we will pay for it, how it

James P. McGovern

3:21:23 to 3:21:41( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: will end, when it will end and when our sons and daughters, husband and wives, friends and neighbors will be able to come home. let us continue to ask the hard questions and demand s answers until we get it right and all our troops are safely home. mr. speaker, i urge a yes vote on the rule and on the previous

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