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House Proceeding on Jun 25th, 2009 :: 0:47:25 to 0:49:20
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Howard P. Buck McKeon

0:47:21 to 0:47:41( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: we are asking for congress to do its job. the people of this country want clarity. they are tired of endless wars. please support the mcgovern-jones-pingree-lee amendment. i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from california. mr. mckeon: i rise in opposition to this amendment. the chair: the gentleman is

Howard P. Buck McKeon

0:47:25 to 0:49:20( Edit History Discussion )
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Howard P. Buck McKeon

0:47:42 to 0:48:03( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: recognized. mr. mckeon: mr. chairman, chairman skelton and i agree this amendment does more harm than good. this amendment sends the wrong signal at the wrong time for the government and people of afghanistan, our military men and women deployed and deploying to afghanistan, our nato and nonnato allies.

Howard P. Buck McKeon

0:48:04 to 0:48:24( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: and the enemy. focusing on an exit versus a strategy is irresponsible and fails to recognize that our efforts in afghanistan are vital to preventing future terrorist attacks on the american people and our allies. in march of 2009, the president rightly outlined a strategy for

Howard P. Buck McKeon

0:48:25 to 0:48:45( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: afghanistan and pakistan focused on disrupting, dismantling, and defeating al qaeda and its affiliated networks and safe havens. while we debate this amendment, our military men and women are deploying to the afghan theater as part of an additional 21,000 force being sent to fight the insurgency in the south and train the afghan national

Howard P. Buck McKeon

0:48:46 to 0:49:06( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: security forces. instead of focusing on an exit as the amendment calls for, congress needs to provide the funding and resources required to support the president's strategy and allow our military commanders to succeed. as the commander of u.s. sebtral -- central command, general petraeus has

Howard P. Buck McKeon

0:49:07 to 0:49:20( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: consistently stated it will take sustained, substantial resources to implement our counterinsurgency strategy in afghanistan and give our troops and the government of afghanistan the opportunity to succeed.

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