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House Proceeding 09-25-09 on Sep 25th, 2009 :: 1:17:30 to 1:20:05
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Michael R. Turner

1:17:28 to 1:17:48( Edit History Discussion )

Michael R. Turner: of an excuse that we can use a medium-range missile to try to stop things. this is a horrible decision. mr. turner: and important point. for the iaea's statement is that they're saying it's no longer theoretical. we are not standing on the house floor, the four of us, we're ringing a bell to the

Michael R. Turner

1:17:30 to 1:20:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Michael R. Turner

Michael R. Turner

1:17:49 to 1:18:10( Edit History Discussion )

Michael R. Turner: threat of the united states. it's independent iaea said that iran has the c today. it's not as if someone is saying in the projection in the future. this independent agency which is charged for overseeing this, being the agency that is supposed to know what

Michael R. Turner

1:18:11 to 1:18:32( Edit History Discussion )

Michael R. Turner: capability that countries have. saying they are today capable of making a bomb and so when you couple that with what iran has accomplished with their missiles having already put a satellite into orbit. again, we're not talking theoretical again. someday that iran will have a missile. iran used a missile to place the satellite in orbit, the

Michael R. Turner

1:18:33 to 1:18:54( Edit History Discussion )

Michael R. Turner: same technology that you would be utilizing in order to reach the continental united states, those two technologies, the nuclear capability and the missile technology capability are coming together to be a real threat to the united states. now, here's the thing that i think confuses me most about the administration's statement. we know that the plans they just scrapped would have placed

Michael R. Turner

1:18:55 to 1:19:15( Edit History Discussion )

Michael R. Turner: interceptors and radar in europe that would have been available to protect the united states from intercontinental ballistic missiles projected by 2013. could be 2014. 2013 was when it was projected to be completed. the president came forward with his plan saying iran is going slower, no indication that we have that iran is going slower, but all intelligence says that

Michael R. Turner

1:19:16 to 1:19:36( Edit History Discussion )

Michael R. Turner: iran could have this capability to reach the united states with their nuclear weapon by 2015. so the president comes forward with a plan a -- with a plan that says we'll protect them by 20. it's a gap of five years even if you use the president's numbers. if you use their numbers you see 2020. you see iran's capabilities

Michael R. Turner

1:19:37 to 1:19:59( Edit History Discussion )

Michael R. Turner: from all intelligence agencies says 2015. they could be sooner. as our ranking member mckeene said, they could buy it, -- mckey ob said, they could buy it, they could have -- mckeyon said, they could buy it, they could got it from somewhere else. 2020 is 11 years away.

Michael R. Turner

1:20:00 to 1:20:05( Edit History Discussion )

Michael R. Turner: he says capability to protect ourselves from a country that the

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