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House Proceeding 11-03-09 on Nov 3rd, 2009 :: 1:10:20 to 1:14:05
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Walter B. Jones

1:10:07 to 1:10:27( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: gentleman from north carolina rise? >> i ask unanimous consent to speak out of turn. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from north carolina mr. jones: tonight, i would like to read the words of bob schieffer. i watched his show "face the nation" last sunday and i was

Walter B. Jones

1:10:20 to 1:14:05( Edit History Discussion )
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Walter B. Jones

1:10:28 to 1:10:49( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: very impressed with his editorial. his editorial is as follows. as the president tries to develop a new strategy in afghistan, i wonder if this is the real lesson we've learned in afghanistan. so far that nation building, like charity, probably begins at home, at least the way we

Walter B. Jones

1:10:50 to 1:11:11( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: seem to be going about it in afghanistan. don't get me wrong, terrorism poses a threat to america's national security. but style nation in afghanistan by funneling money toits leaders the best way to combat terrorism? i guess what set me off was the story about we secretly t the

Walter B. Jones

1:11:12 to 1:11:32( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: president of afghanist's brothe he's the one who is supposed to be mixed up that the drug trade. the idea was that by doing that, he'll help us pave the way to building a democracy there. now that's a good work, if you can get it. but i don't see how that is mang us safer.

Walter B. Jones

1:11:33 to 1:11:53( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: whatever the military force, the president decides on for afghanistan, i think he needs to be paying more attention to where the money is going for the nonmilitary spending there. incredibly, no one really seems to know. mr. schieffer further stated, to judge by what we've gotten

Walter B. Jones

1:11:54 to 1:12:14( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: from it so far, we'd be much better off with some nation building back home. our infrastructure is already a mess. we could start at the oakland bay bridge where a 5,000 pound part of the top fell off into the traffic below. that wld certainly make us safer for sure.

Walter B. Jones

1:12:15 to 1:12:36( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: in afghanistan, we're having to relearn what we should have already known that we can help others, but we can't do it for them. when we have to pay others to help themselves, i don't see how that helps anyone but the guy getting paid. again that is from the edtorial comments of bob schieffer this past sunday on "face the

Walter B. Jones

1:12:37 to 1:12:57( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: nation." mr. speaker, i want to say in addition to what mr. schieffer said, i want to thank the president for taking his time and fully trying to understand the options and the trials facing our country in afghanistan. our men and women in uniform are very brave, they've done a great job for this country for

Walter B. Jones

1:12:58 to 1:13:19( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: the last nine years. yet we must be sure we have a goal that can be achieved. and we must have a full definition of victory if we continue to send more troops into afghanistan. with that, mr. speaker, before i close, night on the floor, i ask god to please bless our men and

Walter B. Jones

1:13:20 to 1:13:41( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: women in uniform, i ask god to please bless the families of our men and women in uniform, i ask god in his loving arms to hold the families who have given a child diing for freedom in afghanistan and iraq, and i ask god to bless the house and senate and i ask god to give wisdom, strength, and courage to the president of the united and i'll ask three

Walter B. Jones

1:13:42 to 1:14:02( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: please, god please, god please continue to bless america. mr. speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back.

Walter B. Jones

1:14:03 to 1:14:08( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: mr. cummings of maryland.

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