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House Proceeding 03-10-10 on Mar 10th, 2010 :: 1:51:45 to 1:56:15
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Joe Sestak

1:51:37 to 1:51:57( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Sestak: this resolution. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california. >> madam chair, i'm pleased to yield tomy friend from pennsylvania, mr. sestak, three minutes. the spker pro tempore: mr. sestak of pennsylvania is recognized for three minutes. mr. sestak: thank you, madam speaker.

Joe Sestak

1:51:45 to 1:56:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Joe Sestak

Joe Sestak

1:51:58 to 1:52:23( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Sestak: i was stationed at the pentagon when 9/11 happened. a few weeks, months later, i was on the ground in afghanistan, head of the navy's anti-terrorism unit for a short mission. i watched as the taliban and al qaeda flowed across the boarder to pakistan and then came that tragic misadventure in iraq.

Joe Sestak

1:52:24 to 1:52:47( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Sestak: we took that oedipus -- edfass of security in special forces and others, and what we might better have done with the other elements of the power, such as fix the lit rah -- illiteracy rate of women in afghanistan which is 98%, never occurred. i support the president's

Joe Sestak

1:52:48 to 1:53:09( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Sestak: policies because now in afghanistan we've spiral -- not because of afghanistan, but because of pakistan, the most dangerous place in the world. it should have sent chills down everyone's back when general haden, three years ago, said al qaeda has a safe haven in pakistan where we cannot go. several hundred of those

Joe Sestak

1:53:10 to 1:53:31( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Sestak: criminals there to plan safety against us. i support the president's pocy because, as general gates said in a closed hearing in december, we need to seal that border. so as pakistan, once united, now again with , moves to north waziristan, through the taliban on its side of the

Joe Sestak

1:53:32 to 1:53:54( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Sestak: border, to eradicate the danger to us, the safe haven of al qaeda, that they do not flow back over into afghanistan, when pakistan, who created the taliban, might once again spread its bets. if pakistan becomes a failed state, and al qaeda remains, we may get out the nuclear

Joe Sestak

1:54:37 to 1:54:57( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Sestak: every warrior knows that when you go into battle, you have an exit strategy. which is really benchmark -- which is the benchmark by which you measure success or failure. if success succeeds, exit. if the cost of failure becomes greater, exit to an alternative

Joe Sestak

1:54:58 to 1:55:20( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Sestak: strategy. i believe that needs to be provided to this nation who after seven or eight years of war needs to see how its national treasure being used but as i end to my colleague from ohio, i served for 31 years with the wonderful men and women -- may i have 30 seconds?

Joe Sestak

1:55:21 to 1:55:42( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Sestak: mr. berman: i yield 30 seconds. mr. sestak: i'll always remember what the former chairman of the joint cheafs -- chiefs of staff said, our men and women in the military are wise enough to know, this is your sacred duty here to have a debate about the use of their lives, when i led them into war. i would hope my lawmakers would

Joe Sestak

1:55:43 to 1:56:03( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Sestak: have that debate if we we being used wisalism i thank you for bringing forward this debate, though i oppose the resolution. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. kucinich: may i ask how much time remains on each side.

Joe Sestak

1:56:04 to 1:56:15( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Sestak: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio has 40 minutes remaing. the gentleman from california has 23 1/2 minutes.

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