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House Proceeding 03-10-10 on Mar 10th, 2010 :: 1:15:45 to 1:20:00
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Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:15:43 to 1:16:04( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: recognized for three minutes. ms. jackson lee: thank you much. i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: so ordered. ms. jackson lee: madam speaker, i was one of those members who understood the horror of 9/11 and joined with then the to respond to an attack on the united states.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:15:45 to 1:20:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sheila Jackson-Lee

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:16:05 to 1:16:27( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: subsequently, in the iraq war i voted against that war knowing that it had nothing to do with the attack on the united states on 9/11. so i do not stand on this floor with a heart that is not heavy laydened and understanding the importance of this resolution. this resolution is grounded in the constitution and it has merit.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:16:28 to 1:16:52( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: for the question is, when we responded to 9/11, it was a war on troor. today we find -- terror. today we find this is a war on insurgence. there is no real documentation that al qaeda still lingers in afghanistan, but we do understand that we've lost 1,000 amicans to date, 70 in

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:16:53 to 1:17:13( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: 2010, 316 in 2009. soldiers that we honor and and respect. there is never a soldier that we call for an honor and respect to the united states. in fact, i found legislation to have a day of honor for al of our returning soldiers, none of them to come home to silence. we should always provide the great honor for them.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:17:14 to 1:17:39( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: but here is where we are as it relates to the situation in afghanistan. today, although he has the right to do so, president karzai is greeting the president of iran. i hope that they will work together for peace. but the questions are, what are our soldiers doing that help impact on the governance of afghanistan, the governance to fight corruption, the governans

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:17:40 to 1:18:00( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: that fights corruption, governance to establish school for the girls and boys and allow girls to go an boys to go? yes, we need nation building but not with soldiers walking step by step trying to bypass i.e.d.'s, many times missing it and losing arms and eyes and legs. this is the time to give the president who do the right

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:18:01 to 1:18:22( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: thing, who deliberated, who took time and respoed to his generals. we salute him for that. but now is the time for the united states congress and the constitutional separation of the branches of government to be able to assess whether or not this particular conflict must continue and whether there is a benefit to the american people. i'd make the argument that there is much to do, there is

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:18:23 to 1:18:43( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: much to do in cleaning up afghanistan. there's much to do in providing for the opportunity of governance. we can do that in a way that will support the state department, wouldupport staf in the miller, and if there is a need to defend the united stat, i have no doubt that the brave men and women of the united states military will stand attention and will rise to the occasion.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:18:44 to 1:19:06( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: now we owe their families, these young men and women, 165,000 who came home from iraq, many of whom are suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder, that when we send them -- may i have an additional minute? mr. kucinich: i yield the gentlelady an additional minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized for one minute.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:19:07 to 1:19:28( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: ms. jackson lee: we have the saying, world war i, world war ii, wars that we may like or dislike, there was an ending. as we saluted the women who participated in the air army corps for women, the wasp today, some hundreds of them, we have no doubt that they are brave. but i would say in this war of

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:19:50 to 1:20:01( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: so many of us have spoken to that over and over again. madam speaker, this is not something unusual. this is not a cause for whims.

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