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House Proceeding 04-08-08 on Apr 8th, 2008 :: 0:21:31 to 0:24:59
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Christopher Shays

0:21:06 to 0:21:31( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Shays: areas. senator menendez has talked about the daily life for iraqis. the president, this administration, and the iraqi government agreed on certain benchmarks to judge progress in other critical areas.

Sander M. Levin

0:21:31 to 0:21:58( Edit History Discussion )

Sander M. Levin: by any indication, those benchmarks have not been met. last week in the hearings that we had in this committee, i asked the question as to who could be our partner for making peace in iraq, who

Sander M. Levin

0:21:31 to 0:24:59( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sander M. Levin

Sander M. Levin

0:21:58 to 0:22:21( Edit History Discussion )

Sander M. Levin: will make the type of concessions that are required to have a lasting government that will have the respect of its people. when peace broke out in south africa and northern ireland, we

Sander M. Levin

0:22:21 to 0:22:39( Edit History Discussion )

Sander M. Levin: had local leaders, national leaders that were willing to make those concessions. at the hearing last week, there was no consensus that there are national leaders today in iraq that are prepared

Sander M. Levin

0:22:39 to 0:23:03( Edit History Discussion )

Sander M. Levin: to make the type of concessions to move forward with a lasting peace. i must acknowledge that i would like to see in the next 10 months of this administration a change of mission. i opposed

Sander M. Levin

0:23:03 to 0:23:43( Edit History Discussion )

Sander M. Levin: the war in iraq and opposed the way this war has been pursued by this administration. but i certainly don't want to see the status quo maintained. i would like to see a change in urgent diplomacy.

Sander M. Levin

0:23:51 to 0:24:19( Edit History Discussion )

Sander M. Levin: but i'm now concerned that this administration might negotiate a long-term security agreement that be framed in a way to avoid the approval of the congress to try to effect the flexibility

Sander M. Levin

0:24:19 to 0:24:59( Edit History Discussion )

Sander M. Levin: of future administrations or future congresses. mr. ambassador, let me give you an opportunity to either clarify or comment on any of the assumptions that i've made as to the ability to move

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