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House Proceeding 03-10-10 on Mar 10th, 2010 :: 3:37:35 to 3:39:50
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Barbara Lee

3:37:35 to 3:37:55( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: who seeks recognition? mr. kucinich: i will. i yield to the gentlelady from california, congresswoman barbara lee, two minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from florida is recognized for two minutes. ms. lee: thank you very much, madam speaker. first let me tha from ohio for this very important resolution.

Barbara Lee

3:37:35 to 3:39:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Barbara Lee

Barbara Lee

3:37:56 to 3:38:16( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: today's debate and discussion on the path forward in afghanistan and the proper rol of congress in determing united states commit am of our country while at war, this debate and discussion long overdue so, thank you, congressman kucinich, for bringing this to the floor. now, in our ninth year of war, this body has yet to conduct a full and honest accounting of

Barbara Lee

3:38:17 to 3:38:38( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: the benefits, costs, affordability and strategic importance of united states military operations in afghanistan. in order to understand afghanistan and where we are today in terms of our mmitment, i think it's really useful to point to how we got here. of course, after the horrific events, the tragic events of 9/11 in 2001, now i had to vote

Barbara Lee

3:38:39 to 3:38:59( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: against the authorization to use force. this use of force authorization. because i knew that that authorization was a blank check to wage war anywhere, any time and for any length. almost nine years later, in reflecting on the rush to war in afghanistan and the bush administration's war of choice

Barbara Lee

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

Barbara Lee: in iraq, the sacrifices made by our brave young men and women in uniform and the cost to our economic and national security, all of these costs are totally immeasurable. countless innocent civilians have lost their lives in afghanistan and just a few weeks ago the number of american troops killed in afghanistan rose to over 1,000.

Barbara Lee

3:39:21 to 3:39:43( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: where does this end? where does it end? we've already given $1 trillion to the pentagon for the wars in iraq and afghanistan and the economic impact of these wars is estimated to be as much as $7 trillion in direct and indirect costs to the united states. it's our responsibility as members of congress to really develop a more effective u.s.

Barbara Lee

3:39:44 to 3:39:50( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: foreign policy for the 21st century. after a decade of open-ended wars, you i encourage my colleagues to finally stand -- i

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