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House Proceeding 04-08-08 on Apr 8th, 2008 :: 0:34:34 to 0:37:26
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Hilda L. Solis

0:32:29 to 0:34:34( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Hilda L. Solis

Hilda L. Solis

0:34:04 to 0:34:34( Edit History Discussion )

Hilda L. Solis: of the contract -- to recommend a cancellation of the contract at the recommendation of the government. >> no other firm was considered when that renewal determination was made, is that correct?

Jay Inslee

0:34:34 to 0:34:52( Edit History Discussion )

Jay Inslee: >> i'm not sure that's exactly correct, senator. and we'd have to check back with the people who actually made the determination at state. i don't think it was felt there wa s another qualified

Jay Inslee

0:34:34 to 0:37:26( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jay Inslee

Jay Inslee

0:34:52 to 0:35:05( Edit History Discussion )

Jay Inslee: firm available. >> i want to move to my last question and it is directed at both. general petraeus is probably the one who would answer that. i was in iraq back in august and we had dinner

Jay Inslee

0:35:05 to 0:35:19( Edit History Discussion )

Jay Inslee: with both of you. one of the thingson that i was complaining about was language that i thought the administration was using about victory and defeat and language which i think doesn't

Jay Inslee

0:35:19 to 0:35:36( Edit History Discussion )

Jay Inslee: necessarily describe what's happening in this conflict, not like other wars our country has been engaged in. ambassador crocker, you said the way you framed the debate, so to speak, or how

Jay Inslee

0:35:36 to 0:35:48( Edit History Discussion )

Jay Inslee: we measure success was sustainable stability. and i guess my question pertains to that description, but in particular, that description juxtaposed with the levels of readiness. i know that

Jay Inslee

0:35:48 to 0:36:04( Edit History Discussion )

Jay Inslee: general, the level one, level, two, level three and level four are readiness assessments in chart number 10. but where we were back in january of 2007 as opposed to where we are in march of

Jay Inslee

0:36:04 to 0:36:19( Edit History Discussion )

Jay Inslee: 2008 is at the level one, highest level, in your chart it's green, we have about 10 to 12 battalions who are at level one who can function independently. i guess my basic question in

Jay Inslee

0:36:19 to 0:36:32( Edit History Discussion )

Jay Inslee: the limited time i have is a, what do you think is sustainable stability as it pertains to a level one, the number of level one battalions? and two, if you could tell us what we've spent

Jay Inslee

0:36:32 to 0:36:46( Edit History Discussion )

Jay Inslee: on training the iraqi security forces to date. >> f irst of all, senator, thanks for the opportunity to explain the o. r.a. process and what it means because it is a fairly mechanical

Jay Inslee

0:36:46 to 0:37:26( Edit History Discussion )

Jay Inslee: action. it depends onep having all of the -- certain percentage of the commissioned officers, noncommissioned officers, qualified people, vehicles, readiness status of the vehicles,, turning readiness,

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