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House Proceeding 03-19-07 on Mar 19th, 2007 :: 0:22:50 to 0:27:09
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Walter B. Jones

0:19:28 to 0:22:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Walter B. Jones

Walter B. Jones

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Walter B. Jones: tempore: mr. lewis from georgia. the gentleman is recognized for five minutes. mr. lewis: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i rise with deep concern that on this very day four years ago

John Lewis

0:22:50 to 0:23:04( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: our nation inaugurated a conflict, an unnecessary war, a war of choice, not a necessity. the most comprehensive intelligence we have, the national intelligence estimate and the latest pentagon

John Lewis

0:22:50 to 0:27:09( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Lewis

John Lewis

0:23:04 to 0:23:22( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: report, tell us that iraq had descended into a state of civil war. over 3,000 americans have died, and hundreds of thousands, even up to one million citizens of iraq, have lost their lives

John Lewis

0:23:22 to 0:23:38( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: in this unnecessary conflict. and while we are telling our veterans of this war, the elderly, the poor, the sick, that there is no room in the budget for them, the american people has spent over

John Lewis

0:23:38 to 0:23:50( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: $400 billion on a failed policy. we cannot do more of the same, mr. speaker. violence begets violence. it does not lead to peace. president john f. kennedy once said, those who make peaceful

John Lewis

0:23:50 to 0:24:10( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. my greatest fear is that the young people of iraq and the middle east will never forget this war. my greatest fear is that they

John Lewis

0:24:10 to 0:24:28( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: will grow up hating our children and our children's children for what we have done. mr. speaker, the bible is right. evil a great nation can reap what it sews. the young soldiers have been

John Lewis

0:24:28 to 0:24:46( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: led to their death. some are only 18, 19, 21, 22, 23. it is painful, it is so painful to watch. sometimes i feel like crying and crying out loud what we're doing as a nation and what this administration

John Lewis

0:24:46 to 0:24:57( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: is doing to our name. our children do not deserve to die as pawns in a civil war. . they do not deserve to pay with their lives for the mistake of this administration. they never had a chance.

John Lewis

0:24:57 to 0:25:14( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: when i was their age, when i was 23 years old, i was leading the student nonhaven't coordinating committee, soon to speak at the march on washington on the steps of the lincoln memorial.

John Lewis

0:25:14 to 0:25:24( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: but then we were involved in a nonviolent revolution to transform the soul of america torques create the beloved community. 40 years ago i was there in new york city in the riverside church

John Lewis

0:25:24 to 0:25:38( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: when martin luther king made one of the most powerful speeches he ever made against the war in vet nam. if he could speak today he would say this nation needs a revolution of values. war does

John Lewis

0:25:38 to 0:25:51( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: not work. if he could speak today, he would have said that war is obsolete. as a tool of our foreign policy. he would have said there is nothing keeping us from changing our national priority

John Lewis

0:25:51 to 0:26:05( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: so that the pursuit of peace can take precedence over the pursuit of war. he would have said we must remove the cost of the chaos, i justice, poverty, and insecurity that are breeding

John Lewis

0:26:05 to 0:26:18( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: ground for terrorism. this is the way toward peace. as a nation, we can hear the words of gandy so simple, so true that even as nonviolence are are nop existent, can we hear the words of

John Lewis

0:26:18 to 0:26:31( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: martin luther king jr. saying that we must learn to live together as brothers and sisters or perish as fools? tonight i must make it plain and clear as a human being, as a citizen of the world,

John Lewis

0:26:31 to 0:26:49( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: as a citizen of america, as a member of congress, as an individual committed to world at peace with itself i will not and cannot in good conscience vote for another dollar or another dime to

John Lewis

0:26:49 to 0:27:09( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: support this war. thank you, mr. speaker, i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: mr. dreier of california. mr. defazio of oregon, the gentleman is recognized for five minutes. mr.

Peter A. DeFazio

0:27:09 to 0:27:22( Edit History Discussion )

Peter A. DeFazio: defazio: four years ago vice president cheney on the looming war in iraq of which he was a principal architect, he and his staff were responsible for the manipulation, manufacturing of

Peter A. DeFazio

0:27:09 to 0:32:52( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Peter A. DeFazio

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