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House Proceeding 05-18-09 on May 18th, 2009 :: 0:30:05 to 0:35:00
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Walter B. Jones

0:30:01 to 0:30:22( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: into energy security. it all starts wi with free enterprise making it happen. thank you, mr. speaker. . the speaker pro tempore: mr. defazio of oregon. mr. jones. the gentleman is recognized for

Walter B. Jones

0:30:05 to 0:35:00( Edit History Discussion )
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Walter B. Jones

0:30:23 to 0:30:44( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: five minutes. mr. jones: m last week, the house approved a $96.7 billion spending bill that provides funding for our military operations in iraq and afghanistan. i join my house colleagues in voting for this funding. our men and women in uniform and troops in the field deserve the

Walter B. Jones

0:30:45 to 0:31:06( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: best training and equipmt our nationan provi. while america's military personnel faithfully conducts their mission abroad, elected officials here in washington should take seriously their responsibility to develop a viablelong-term strategy for these operations. i have always voiced my support for the united states military action to topple the taliban in

Walter B. Jones

0:31:07 to 0:31:31( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: afghanistan following the tragedy of september 11. yet nearly eight years later, i'm concerned that the united states has not articulated a clear strategy for victory or end point to our efforts in that country. because of this concern, i joined more than 70 members of

Walter B. Jones

0:31:32 to 0:31:53( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: congress in co-sponring jim mcgovern's legislation for the secretary of defense to submit a report to congress for an exit strategy. adding more manpower to our efforts in afghanistan could cause the united states could go the way of many great armies and leave our troops in

Walter B. Jones

0:31:54 to 0:32:15( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: never-ending, no-win situations. many world leaders have noted that military action in afghanistan alone is not going to free us of terrorism. colonel douglas mcgregoire, a vietnam veteran wrote in "the armed forces journal." when national military strategy

Walter B. Jones

0:32:16 to 0:32:36( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: fails to answer the question of purpose, method and instate, military power becomes an engine of destruction not just for intended enemies but for its supporting society and economy, too. the united states continues to devote blood and treasure in afghanistan while the afghan

Walter B. Jones

0:32:37 to 0:32:57( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: government has yet to purge itself of many who are pledging support for e taliban. here at home, money and manpower is needed to address serious economic concerns and to protect our citizens from the violence at our southern border with mexico, where drug wars are going -- growing more dangerously every day.

Walter B. Jones

0:32:58 to 0:33:19( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: giving the problem that our nation faces at home, we need to make wise decisions about how we spend our money and military resources abroad. a west point graduate, retired army colonel, vietnam and gulf war veteran, professor and military historian. mr. speaker, also the father of

Walter B. Jones

0:33:20 to 0:33:42( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: a son who gave his life in iraq in 2007. in an article he wrote for "the american conservative title, the lessons our leaders didn't learn from the vietnam war, i quote him. americans today profess to support the troops, but that support is a mile wide and an

Walter B. Jones

0:33:43 to 0:34:04( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: inch deep and rarely translates into serious or public concern about whether the troops are being used wisely or well. trailing only world war ii and with the federal governme projecting trillion dollars in deficits, how much can we afford

Walter B. Jones

0:34:05 to 0:34:25( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: and where's the money coming from? the president vows to change the way washington works has not yet exhibited the imagination to conceive an alternative to the project that his predecessor began. mr. speaker, again, that is from the father of a son who has died in 2007 for this country. mr. speaker, it is essential

Walter B. Jones

0:34:26 to 0:34:47( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: that the president works with his military commanders and congress to develop the best strategy for achieving our goals and wrapping up our military com i hope that many of my colleagues in both parties will join me in co-sponsoring congressman mcgovern's legislation.

Walter B. Jones

0:34:48 to 0:35:00( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: and before closing, i ask god to bless our men and women in uniform and their families and ask god to hold the families who have given a child in

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