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House Proceeding 03-10-10 on Mar 10th, 2010 :: 1:21:55 to 1:24:10
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Jane Harman

1:21:48 to 1:22:08( Edit History Discussion )

Jane Harman: debate and i applaud, especially, the passionate statement of patrick kennedy of rhode island. madam speaker, the war in afghanistan has continued for nine years and the obama administration continues to rely on the legal authority of the almost decade-old authorization to use military force which congress passed as we have heard by an overwhelming vote a few

Jane Harman

1:21:55 to 1:24:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jane Harman

Jane Harman

1:22:09 to 1:22:30( Edit History Discussion )

Jane Harman: days after 9/11/2001. most who voted for it, including me, thought it was limited in time and pce. but it became the basis for many actions taken by the bush administration. in my view, the aumf has been overused and abused as the basis for policy. it is time for to us consider whether it should sunset and i

Jane Harman

1:22:31 to 1:22:51( Edit History Discussion )

Jane Harman: believe that it should. but the resolution before us is not in my view the right place to address that issue. after years of giving afghanistan short solicit, tolerating rampant government corruption and standing by as the taliban re-established itself, we now have a better strategy.

Jane Harman

1:22:52 to 1:23:12( Edit History Discussion )

Jane Harman: that strategy, developed by president obama late last year, includes a promised drawdown of our tops there beginning in july, 2011, or possibly sooner according to defense secretary robert gates who visited there earlier this week. let me be clear, i do not support the surge of an additional 30,000 american troops in afghanistan.

Jane Harman

1:23:13 to 1:23:33( Edit History Discussion )

Jane Harman: i do support multinational nato-led efforts to clear, hold, build and transfer to a noncorrupt afghan government control over parts of that country which are or could become traing grounds for terrorists intent on attacking the united states. the good news is that pakistan is making greater effort to crack down on taliban and al

Jane Harman

1:23:34 to 1:23:54( Edit History Discussion )

Jane Harman: qaeda terror groups on its soil and those efforts are yielding results which should help stabilize afghanistan. like mr. kucinich, i want the u.s. -- may i have an additional 30 seconds? mr. berman: the gentleman is recognized for an additional 30 seconds. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized for an additional 30 seconds. ms. harman: i want the u.s.

Jane Harman

1:23:55 to 1:24:13( Edit History Discussion )

Jane Harman: military out of afghanistan at the earliest reasonable date. but accelerating the obama administration's carefully calibrated timetable could take risks with our national security. i share mr. kucinich's sentiment, but not his schedule.

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