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House Proceeding 11-13-07 on Nov 13th, 2007 :: 1:17:35 to 1:21:32
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1:17:17 to 1:17:35( Edit History Discussion )

the barbarism we witnessed last week. mr. speaker, i urge colleagues to support this resolution. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from florida.

David Scott

1:17:35 to 1:17:51( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: mr. bilirakis: yes, mr. speaker, i yield as much time as he may consume to the co-author of this resolution, the gentleman from california, mr. dreier. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman

David Scott

1:17:35 to 1:21:32( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: David Scott

David Scott

1:17:51 to 1:18:02( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: is recognized. mr. dreier: mr. speaker, i thank my friend for yielding. it's a great deal of sadness that i rise in sport of this resolution. our colleagues, messrs. faleomavaega, mr.

David Scott

1:18:02 to 1:18:16( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: bilirakis:, and price, have very adequately outlined the -- mr. bilirakis, and price, have very adequately outlined the attacks that took place. if there is any doubt whatsoever that our enemies

David Scott

1:18:16 to 1:18:29( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: in afghanistan are seeking to undermine democracy, liberalization and the cause of peace for the afghan people, one needs look no further than what took place on november 6. this was a very

David Scott

1:18:29 to 1:18:43( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: sophisticated attack that took place, and it's one by those who clearly who do want to undermine everything that we as americans take for granted and for which the afghan people aspire. my dear

David Scott

1:18:43 to 1:18:59( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: friend and colleague, mr. price, has correctly pointed to the fact that just last year that we had as part of the house democracy assistance commission to meet with our counterparts, members

David Scott

1:18:59 to 1:19:10( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: of the wolesi jirga, who have in many ways modeled their parliament, their house of representatives after ours. now i know that we're not always the best model for everything. we are in fact a model

David Scott

1:19:10 to 1:19:19( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: to which many around the world, including the afghan people, and members of the afghan parliament aspire. and that's why, as mr. price has correctly said, if anyone believes that this

David Scott

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

David Scott: attack that took place on november 6 would in any way, in any way diminish the commitment of the united states congress and our 20-member bipartisan house democracy assistance commission

David Scott

1:19:36 to 1:19:47( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: to our assistance to the afghan people and to the future of peace, stability, democracy, and political and economic liberalization in afghanistan, they are wrong. in fact, mr. speaker, the tragedy

David Scott

1:19:47 to 1:20:02( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: of one week ago on november 6, in my mind, stands to reaffirm and strongen the commitment of the house democracy assistance commission. now when mr. price went through and a talked about

David Scott

1:20:02 to 1:20:16( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: naming the six parliamentarians who were tragically killed, and was pointed out, 50 people killed and many, many people wounded, i think it's important to note that sayed mustafa kazemi was

David Scott

1:20:16 to 1:20:29( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: a bright 45-year-old leader who has through his career been responsible for bringing together a wide range of very, very diverse interests within afghanistan, as mr. price pointed to the diversity that

David Scott

1:20:29 to 1:20:39( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: exists within the wolesi jirga. it's important to note that mr. kazemi was in fact, if not the paramount leader, one of the top leaders in bringing these very diverse groups together. now

David Scott

1:20:39 to 1:20:52( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: this delegation was in the baghlan province doing their work, as we of the members of the house of representatives do our work when we have delegations going to visit and work on different

David Scott

1:20:52 to 1:21:07( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: projects. this was the economics commission. and as mr. price said, we had seen mr. kazemi as head of the economics minister in the past. i mean, these were members of the wolesi jirga,

David Scott

1:21:07 to 1:21:20( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: parliamentarians, just as we are, working on the project of trying to bring about greater reform and success to the people of afghanistan. and to have them attacked in such a way is something

David Scott

1:21:20 to 1:21:32( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: that will in fact go down in history. my friend from north carolina said this was the worst attack to take place since the taliban has come to power. well, mr. speaker, just today the british broadcasting

Tom Price

1:21:32 to 1:21:43( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: corporation reported that the attack of november 6 was in fact the single worst attack and loss of life, the largest loss of life, in the history of afghanistan. never before has such a large

Tom Price

1:21:32 to 1:23:07( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Tom Price

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