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House Proceeding 12-15-09 on Dec 15th, 2009 :: 3:03:40 to 3:05:45
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Dan Burton

3:03:37 to 3:03:57( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: mr. speaker. i'm very pleased to yield two minutes to my good friend from indiana, mr. burton, the ranking member on the foreign affairs subcommittee on middle east and south asia. he deals with this issue every day. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from indiana is recognized. mr. burton: i thank the i thank the chairman for bringing this to the floor. god bless you, my son.

Dan Burton

3:03:40 to 3:05:45( Edit History Discussion )
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Dan Burton

3:03:58 to 3:04:18( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: let me say that i heard the aruments from the opponents of this legislation. be, well, what's the alternative? you mention one, two, three, four, five, six, seven reasons why we shouldn't do this but iran is developing a nuclear weapons system. if you look at the "times" an the bbc, iran is working on

Dan Burton

3:04:19 to 3:04:40( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: testing a key final component of a nuclear bomb. and it's the mechanism that explodes the nuclear bomb. now, we've been waiting and waiting and waiting for years for them to stop the development of a nuclear weapon. and they keep giving us all these reasons why shouldn't be stopped and why they're not doing it and all

Dan Burton

3:04:41 to 3:05:01( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: kinds of things but the fact of the matter is they continue on the path toward a nuclear weapon. now, we of our energy from the middle east. israel is not going to sit by and let their country be threatened with annihilation. they are not going to let iran develop a nuclear weapon, especially since ahmadinejad

Dan Burton

3:05:02 to 3:05:22( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: said he wants to wipe them off the face of the earth. and so if they develop nuclear weapon and a detonating device, like they're working on right now, israel is going to do something about it. now, do we want a major thing happen in the middle east that would threaten the energy we get in this country?

Dan Burton

3:05:23 to 3:05:43( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: we get about 40% o from the middle east. if you mess up the peshian gulf, if you have that -- persian gulf, it would suffer economy from top to bottom. so i wish my colleagues would stop and think. do we let them just go on and

Dan Burton

3:05:44 to 3:05:46( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: not do anything about it, or do we start ratchetting uphe

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