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House Proceeding 03-10-10 on Mar 10th, 2010 :: 0:01:25 to 0:06:00
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Dennis J. Kucinich

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Dennis J. Kucinich: table. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek recognition? mr. kucinich: request h.con. resolution 248, directing the president pursuant to section 5-c of the war powers resolution to remove the united states armed forces from

Dennis J. Kucinich

0:01:25 to 0:06:00( Edit History Discussion )
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Dennis J. Kucinich

0:01:36 to 0:02:00( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: afghanistan be brought to the floor immediately for consideration. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the concurrent resolution. the clerk: house concurrent resolution 248 -- >> mr. speaker, the house is not in order. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is correct. the chair would ask all members to take their conversations from the floor so we may

Dennis J. Kucinich

0:02:16 to 0:02:37( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: proceed with business. the clerk may proceed. the clerk: house concurrent resolution 248, concurrent resolution directing the president pursuant to section 5-c of the war powers resolution to remove the united states armed forces from afghanistan. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to house resolution 1146, the concurrent resolution is considered as read. the concurrent resolution shall be debatable for three hours

Dennis J. Kucinich

0:02:38 to 0:03:01( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: with 90 minutes controlled by the gentleman from ohio, mr. kucinich, or his designee, and 90 minutes equally divided by the chair and ranking minority member of the committee on foreign affairs. the gentleman from ohio, mr. kucinich. mr. kucinich: mr. speaker, the house is still not in order. this is a very important debate. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is correct. mr. kucinich: i would like to have the attention of members

Dennis J. Kucinich

0:03:02 to 0:03:25( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: who are in the chamber. the speaker pro tempore: the chair would ask all members to take their conversations from the floor. the chair recognizes the gentleman from ohio. mr. kucinich: i yield myself

Dennis J. Kucinich

0:03:26 to 0:03:47( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: such time as i may consume. mr. speaker, in 2001 i joined the house in voting for the authorization for the use of military force. in the past 8 1/2 years it has become clear that the authorization for the ice of military force is being interpretted as carte blanche for sir couple -- interpreted as carte blanche for circumventing congress' role as

Dennis J. Kucinich

0:03:48 to 0:04:08( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: a co-equal branch of government. my legislation iokes the war powers resolution of 1973 and if enacted would require the president to withdraw u.s. armed forces from afghanistan by december 31, 2010. the debate today will be the first opportunity we have had to revisit the 2001

Dennis J. Kucinich

0:04:09 to 0:04:29( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: authorization for the use of military force which the house supported following the worst terrorist attack in our country's history. regardless of your support or opposition to the war in afghanistan, this is going to be the first opportunity to evaluate critically where the authorization for the use of

Dennis J. Kucinich

0:04:30 to 0:04:50( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: military force has taken us in the last 8 1/2 years. this 2001 resolution allowed military action, quote, to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the united states, unquote. those of uwho support withdraw from afghanistan may or may not agree on a timeline for troop withdrawal, but i

Dennis J. Kucinich

0:04:51 to 0:05:11( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: think we agree tha this debate is timely. the rest of the world is beginning to see the folly of trying toccupy afghanistan. the dutch government recently came to a halt over the commitment of more troops from their country. in britain, public outcry over the war is growing. a recent bbc poll indicated that 63% of the british public

Dennis J. Kucinich

0:05:12 to 0:05:32( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: is demanding that their troops come home by christmas. opposition to the war in germany has risen to 69%. russia has lost billions of dollars in the nine years it spent attempting to control afghanistan. i suppose nation building in afghanistan has come at the destruction of our own. the military escalation cements

Dennis J. Kucinich

0:05:33 to 0:05:54( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: the path of the united states down the road of previous occupiers that earned afghanistan its nickname, as the graveyard o empires. one year ago last month the report by the carnegie endowment concluded, quote, the only meaningful way to halt the insurgencyomentum is start withdrawing troops. the presence of foreign troops is the most important element

Dennis J. Kucinich

0:05:55 to 0:06:03( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: driving the resurgents of the taliban, unquote.

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