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House Proceeding 06-14-06 on Jun 14th, 2006 :: 0:13:43 to 0:20:00
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Tom Osborne

0:08:28 to 0:13:43( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Tom Osborne

Tom Osborne

0:13:31 to 0:13:43( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Osborne: innovative solutions to this problem and it's something that again i think is really important for this body to accomplish before the end of this session. with that, mr. speaker, i yield

Jim McDermott

0:13:43 to 0:13:54( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: mr. cole. mr. cole: i send to the desk a privileged report from the committee on rules for filing under the rule. the speaker pro tempore: the

Jim McDermott

0:13:43 to 0:20:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jim McDermott

Jim McDermott

0:13:54 to 0:14:07( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: clerk will report the title. the clerk: report to accompany house resolution 868, resolution providing for consideration of the resolution house resolution 861 declaring that the united

Jim McDermott

0:14:07 to 0:14:34( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: states will prevail in the global war on terror, the struggle to protect freedom from the terrorist adversary. the speaker pro tempore: referred to the house calendar and ordered printed.

Jim McDermott

0:14:34 to 0:14:46( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: . mr. pallone. without objection the gentleman from washington has five minutes. mr. pallone: revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. pallone: mr. speaker,

Jim McDermott

0:14:46 to 0:14:57( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: a remarkable document showed up in our mailboxes this afternoon. it's a confidential messaging for the florida debate on iraq and the global war on terror. this is a memo the republican leadership

Jim McDermott

0:14:57 to 0:15:11( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: provided to members on their side that they would just know how to go about rubber stamping the president's every thought and deed and could do their best to make sure that we don't have the

Jim McDermott

0:15:11 to 0:15:22( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: kind of debate the american people deserve. the american people deserve to have us talk about what really is going on in iraq and how it does or does not make us safer. they deserve to have

Jim McDermott

0:15:22 to 0:15:37( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: mistakes acknowledge and discussed honestly and frankly admitting problems and working together to make things better. they deserve a congress that is more interested in their security than in

Jim McDermott

0:15:37 to 0:15:51( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: scoring points for the november election. according to the republican leadership tactical memo, this is precisely what the american people will not get. instead, there will be confusion and intentional

Jim McDermott

0:15:51 to 0:16:07( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: misdirection. there will be attacks, attacks on individuals and attempts to make saddam hussein and 9/11 more or less the same thing, attempting to call democrats legitimate questions about

Jim McDermott

0:16:07 to 0:16:19( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: the administration rashal into the war and i quote, policies to concede defeat on the battlefield. the memo was filled with advice on how to deflect, confused, conflat and con. i would

Jim McDermott

0:16:19 to 0:16:32( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: like to enter the memo into the record so that everyone will be able to read it and not be confused when they hear the debate tomorrow. they'll know the script that the other side is following.

Jim McDermott

0:16:32 to 0:16:43( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: let me read a portion of that memo because we have a right to know what the republicans are saying. quote, during this debate our republican conference should be focused on delivering these

Jim McDermott

0:16:43 to 0:16:58( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: key points -- one, the importance of our actions. it is imperative during this debate that we examine the questions that require the united states to take military action in afghanistan and

Jim McDermott

0:16:58 to 0:17:10( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: in iraq in the aftermath of the attacks of september 11, 2001. in other words, the republicans are being told to continue the big lie, that iraq was behind 9/11 or had something to gain

Jim McDermott

0:17:10 to 0:17:24( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: from 9/11 or because our enemies -- because it's all tied together in one neat package. secondly, the republican leadership wants to make the point that they are smart and tough enough because

Jim McDermott

0:17:24 to 0:17:38( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: they don't look back, they don't analyze, they don't admit errors and they don't learn. now if they were a baseball pitcher who was this bad, rumsfeld would have been jerked five innings ago. but,

Jim McDermott

0:17:38 to 0:17:51( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: of course, our president ran the rangers and gave chicago sammy sosa for which we know is -- his judgment in baseball. now to do anything according to their memo is to be, quote, be prune to

Jim McDermott

0:17:51 to 0:18:04( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: waiver endlessly, quote, to abandoned our efforts against terrorism. it's as if the republicans believe that there is only one kind of effort against terrorism that has validity and that has any

Jim McDermott

0:18:04 to 0:18:18( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: kind of thoughtful consideration of alternatives is a sign of cowardness and weakness. republicans believe, the memo says, victory in iraq will be an important blow for terrorism. well,

Jim McDermott

0:18:18 to 0:18:30( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: yes, of course it would be, but what is victory in iraq and how do we get off the path we're on presently and on to that victory path? we are forbidden to talk about those questions. it would

Jim McDermott

0:18:30 to 0:18:42( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: be wrong for 435 fairly well educated, loyal americans who have been sent here by their districts to help govern this country to start raising questions about what we ought to do. there will

Jim McDermott

0:18:42 to 0:18:53( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: be one proposal with no amendments, that's it, it would be weak and waivering and a sign of, quote, abandoning our efforts if we attempt to make those efforts more rational and successful and

Jim McDermott

0:18:53 to 0:19:06( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: relate them to the goal of making americans easier. we are in trouble in iraq. we don't have a plan except to keep plowing ahead with the same old policy. a strategy that is getting americans

Jim McDermott

0:19:06 to 0:19:21( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: and iraqies killed and driving iraqies to dispair and helplessness. and we don't have a congress that cr step up and take responsibility and try to make the administration listen to reason. the president's

Jim McDermott

0:19:21 to 0:19:36( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: policy is to put the control of this in the hands of the iraqies. when they stand up, we will stand down. who's going to tell the iraqies when to stand up? the clerics, of course. the shi'ia

Jim McDermott

0:19:36 to 0:19:49( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: and sunni clerics will decide when they stand up. what if they don't tell them to stand up? well, we're there until it ends. this -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired.

Jim McDermott

0:19:49 to 0:20:00( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: mr. mcdermott: get the tent out. we will go through it tomorrow but it will not shed light on where we ought to be going as americans. the speaker pro tempore: mr. mchenry. mr. mchenry:

Patrick T. McHenry

0:20:00 to 0:20:14( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: i ask -- claim my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for five minutes. mr. mchenry: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, we do have an important debate coming before this

Patrick T. McHenry

0:20:00 to 0:25:02( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Patrick T. McHenry

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