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House Proceeding on Jun 25th, 2009 :: 1:05:15 to 1:07:10
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Howard P. Buck McKeon

1:05:11 to 1:05:32( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: amendment as a united states marine, as a united states congressman and representing all of our men and women in uniform fighting for all of us. let's win and get the job done and then we can come home. thank you. the chair: the gentleman from california. mr. mckeon: mr. chairman, i yield myself the balance of the time. the chair: the gentleman is

Howard P. Buck McKeon

1:05:15 to 1:07:10( Edit History Discussion )
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Howard P. Buck McKeon

1:05:33 to 1:05:53( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: recognized for two minutes. mr. mckeon: thank you, mr. chairman. i think mr. hunter stated it very clearly. the exit strategy should be to win and then bring our forces home. it was stated earlier that general petraeus made a statement that afghanistan has been known over the years as a

Howard P. Buck McKeon

1:05:54 to 1:06:15( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: graveyard of empires. we cannot take that history lightly. that was part of the speech that he made. i'd like to say some other things that he mention approximated in that same speech. we have a hugely important interest in ensuring that afghanistan does not once again become transnational terrorists. and to compliment and capitalized on the increased

Howard P. Buck McKeon

1:06:16 to 1:06:36( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: military resources, more civilian assets, adequate financial resources, close civil military cooperation and comprehensive approach that encompasses regional states will be necessary. our objectives are of enormous importance. we all need to summon the will and the resources necessary to

Howard P. Buck McKeon

1:06:37 to 1:06:57( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: make the most of it. it was just a couple of years ago when we were having a similar debate when we were being told by some that we need to get out of iraq, that we were losing, that there was no way we could win, and general petraeus was called to and now he's telling us how we can win in afghanistan.

Howard P. Buck McKeon

1:06:58 to 1:07:10( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: mr. chairman, i think now is not the time to be retreating. now is not the time when we're sending 20,000 troops that are ready to embark on this surge to win to help the people of

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