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House Proceeding on Sep 9th, 2009 :: 3:59:00 to 4:02:00
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Dan Burton

3:58:56 to 3:59:16( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: decide each man and woman for themselves. all it takes is that moment to remember. the speaker pro tempore: does the gentleman reserve his time? mr. ackerman: reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from florida. ms. ros-lehtinen: thank you, mr. speaker. i'd like to yield two minutes to the gentleman from indiana,

Dan Burton

3:59:00 to 4:02:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Dan Burton

Dan Burton

3:59:17 to 3:59:37( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: mr. burton, the ranking member of the committee on the middle east and south asia. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. burton: i'd like to say to my colleague from mr. ackerman, i really appreciate your remarks and they were right on the money. i hear say we should remember those who sacrificed their lives on september 11.

Dan Burton

3:59:38 to 3:59:58( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: and i think that's fitting and proper. but one of the things i don't want to ever happen again is a repeat of 9/11. and for the past eight years we have had not had another attack due in very large part to the homeland security people and to the c.i.a. and to the f.b.i.

Dan Burton

3:59:59 to 4:00:20( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: we have intercepted information from terrorists, and we've been able to prevent additional attacks because of the work they've done. and i think it's improper for us today while we're remembering those who sacrificed their lives on that day, the firemen, the people in those planes, i think it's -- we'd be remiss if we didn't think about the future and be concerned about that never happening again.

Dan Burton

4:00:21 to 4:00:42( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: and right now the justice department of the united states is investigating the c.i.a. and those people have been involved in stopping terrorist activity by going after the terrorists and making them give us information that would stop an additional terrorist attack. and today, they are under scrutiny, and some of them may be prosecuted for doing their job.

Dan Burton

4:00:43 to 4:01:04( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: and i think that's improper. everybody in america owes our intelligence agencies a debt o gratitude and homeland security a debt of gratitude for protecting this country for the last eight years. and if we don't want to see another 9/11 and none of us do and there have been some prevented like the one in california that was going to take place, if we don't want to ever see that again, we must

Dan Burton

4:01:05 to 4:01:27( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: support the intelligence agencies who are stopping the terrorists. and right now with the attack that's taking place byhe justice department on the c.i.a., only discourages those who do their job to protect this country from doing their job. if you're a c.i.a. agent today and you know the justice department is watching every single thing you do in trying to stop a terrorist attack, are

Dan Burton

4:01:28 to 4:01:48( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: you going to want to -- can i have 30 seconds? ms. ros-lehtinen: i yield 30 seconds. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. burton: are you going to want to take the risk of being prosecuted because you're going after a terrorist to make him give you information that will stop another terrorist attack? intelligence agencies by doing this right now. it may be unintentional.

Dan Burton

4:01:49 to 4:02:00( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: i don't know. but we certainly should not be doing it. they were doing their job. if you don't agree with waterboarding or whatever it was, ok. but that's something that's in the past.

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