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House Proceeding 04-08-08 on Apr 8th, 2008 :: 0:06:53 to 0:12:04
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Howard L. Berman

0:01:16 to 0:06:53( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Howard L. Berman

Howard L. Berman

0:06:35 to 0:06:53( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: expected to pay for more? >> i don't know where those figures came from or what -- >> do you dispute them? do you dispute them? >> i don't know what their basis is. you know, i do know there

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:06:53 to 0:07:10( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: is other data out there. there was an abc-bbc poll and they have been conducting polling in iraq since 2004. their march poll would fell a different story. you mentioned education. 63% believe

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:06:53 to 0:12:04( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:07:10 to 0:07:24( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: their local schools were good. 78% thought that their children's teachers were good. >> maybe for those who have a school to go to. i know that our statistics are from recent reports that are

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:07:24 to 0:07:44( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: pretty reliable. and as the subcommittee chair in our foreign assistance, i can't imagine continuing to justify the type of resources that we are spending with the results we are having,

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:07:44 to 0:08:01( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: politically and other wise. let me close by saying, look, you know, when we went into iraq, we were told they would be overwhelmed by shock and awe. and i think that it's the american people who

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:08:01 to 0:08:17( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: have the shock of being misled into a war, of having a set of circumstances where, in fact, it has cost well beyond -- paul wolfowitz told us that iraqi oil would pay for everything. iraqi

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:08:17 to 0:08:33( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: oil would pay for everything. $600 million later -- $600 billion, it has paid for virtually nothing. and awe, yeah, i think the american people are in awe of a government that will not come

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:08:33 to 0:08:49( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: to the realization -- we had a panel of experts here last week who said there's no question that it is over in terms of transings out, but it's in terms of how we do that and the time frame.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:08:49 to 0:09:07( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: despite of how many questions have been asked of you, you will not give ugs what is the end game of success. it sounds like, when i see it, i'll realize it. but until then, give us an open checkbook

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:09:07 to 0:09:23( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: and that's a problem. how many iraqis -- what's the troop strength -- when we say they can do it on their own -- what is the political dynamics in which we say that's it. they can move forward? i mean

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:09:23 to 0:09:40( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: at some point, you cannot expect the congress of the united states on behalf of the american people to continue with an open checkbook and say trust us, trust us, when we see it, we'll tell you when

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:09:40 to 0:09:56( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: we hit success. and that's what we hear here up here. >> i know your embassy has that data on number of people in schools, et cetera. if you believe the data not stated by the senator is not

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:09:56 to 0:10:14( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: accurate, according to your embassy records, then i would appreciate you submitting for the record, if not, we'll assume what was given here by the senator as to school, water, et cetera, is correct.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:10:14 to 0:10:29( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: >> we'd appreciate that opportunity, mr. chairman. and senator, if it would be possible to get the data you have. >> thank you. senator from wyoming. >> thank you very much, mr. chairman. mr.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:10:29 to 0:10:47( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: ambassador, general, thanks for being with us. i appreciate you taking the time to spend it with me on thanksgiving day when i was visiting wyoming troops throughout iraq and i thank both

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:10:47 to 0:11:00( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: of you for your service to our nation. veterans for freedom, veterans from wyoming, many who served in iraq, they wanted me to extend to you their thanks as well. in my short time here in the senate,

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:11:00 to 0:11:17( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: i do understand that the politics of iraq is devries i have, but i clearly understand we must make our judgments based on facts not on politics. whichever way you wish to look at this issue,

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:11:17 to 0:11:31( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: iraq is a matter of national security. and as you said, ambassador crocker, hard does not mean hopeless. after we visited on thanksgiving, i also had a chance to visit with prime minister maliki and

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:11:31 to 0:11:48( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: i told him, being from wyoming, a western state, our western way and culture, we like to get things done. we are a generous people, but our patience is not unlimited, which gets me to the

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:11:48 to 0:12:04( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: question of the discussions we had last week where we heard in testimony that we need to instill the will to win with the iraqi security forces. what's the best way to do that? >> well,

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:12:04 to 0:12:23( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: what we need to do, senator, is what has been done successfully in a number of areas, and that is, of course, to train them, equip them, and then guide them in the early stages in their

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:12:04 to 0:15:03( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sheila Jackson-Lee

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