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House Proceeding 09-25-09 on Sep 25th, 2009 :: 1:29:30 to 1:31:55
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Trent Franks

1:29:26 to 1:29:48( Edit History Discussion )

Trent Franks: was planned. representative franks, i know you're a big advocate for all these systems? mr. franks: i agree. i guess i just repeat we were trying to build out these systems anyway. this was something already on the drawing board. we want to have a robust system that is able to interdict short range, medium range, and long

Trent Franks

1:29:30 to 1:31:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Trent Franks

Trent Franks

1:29:49 to 1:30:10( Edit History Discussion )

Trent Franks: range, and tha and aegis, none on the republican side wouldn't argue those aren't important. the challenge is we are taking away our ground based system, these other things, are still on the drawing board in many cases. i thought that mr. bishop made something that -- a point that was so critical. it might be ply last mr. chairman, if you would let me make it.

Trent Franks

1:30:11 to 1:30:31( Edit History Discussion )

Trent Franks: it's really a quote of mark halprin of the "wall street decision last week to abandon the plans for theure peaian he stated it this way, historic 50,000-foot view thing we are talking about, he said, quote, stallin tested truman wth the berlin blockade.

Trent Franks

1:30:32 to 1:30:52( Edit History Discussion )

Trent Franks: and truman held fast. khrushchev tested kennedy in the cuban missile cris, kennedy refused to blink. and in 1983, andro poff took the measure of ronald reagan and defyg millions in the streets reagan did not blink. and last week, the iranian president and the russian prime minister put mr. obama to the test.

Trent Franks

1:30:53 to 1:31:13( Edit History Discussion )

Trent Franks: and he blinked not once but twice. the price of such infirmity has always proven immensely high, mr. speaker. and even if as is the custom these days, the bill has yet to come. close quote. mr. turner, i would just say this in closing here. if the obama administration

Trent Franks

1:31:14 to 1:31:35( Edit History Discussion )

Trent Franks: continues down this road of appeasement and denial, the nation of of iran will gain nuclear weapons capability and pass that technology on to the terrorists as well as perhaps even the weapons. and this generation and so many to come will face the horrifying reality of a nuclear jihad. those of us who have been blessed to walk in the sunlight

Trent Franks

1:31:36 to 1:31:55( Edit History Discussion )

Trent Franks: of freedom in this generation will relegate our children to walk in the mine field of nuclear terrorism in the next generation. and i just hope that somehow reason can somehow be injected back into this system and we can understand from a historical point of view where when we stood up to despotism in the past it was always a good thing.

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