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Senate Proceeding on Jan 6th, 2009 :: 5:03:30 to 5:05:25
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Johnny Isakson

5:03:14 to 5:03:35( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: quorum call: a senator: mr. president? the presiding distinguished senator from georgia. a senator: mr. p ask that the quorum call be vitiated. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. isakson: i rise to address a few subjects. the first will be about israel

Johnny Isakson

5:03:30 to 5:05:25( Edit History Discussion )
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Johnny Isakson

5:03:36 to 5:03:57( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: and the second about the passing of griffin bell. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. isakson: mr. president, all of us are deeply concerned with the conditions in the middle east, most recently in the last 12 days the actions in gaza, the loss of human life and the conflict. but there's a necessary perspective that we all must understand.

Johnny Isakson

5:03:58 to 5:04:18( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: in november of 2007, i stood at the last israeli outpost overlooking gaza. in fact, if you watch fox or cnn or nbc or abc tonight, where you'll see those reports coming from, i stood on that very spot just a little over a year ago. i also went to the israeli

Johnny Isakson

5:04:19 to 5:04:39( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: settlement outside of gaza that since midyear last year has received one, two, three, ten, 15 missile attacks, random attacks coming out of gaza, dropping on this israeli settlement for no reason at all but the absolute ability or desire to terrorize the israeli people and destroy that settlement.

Johnny Isakson

5:04:40 to 5:05:00( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: what israel has done by moving into gaza is a major military operation. in some reports that you see on television or you rea about in the papers, you would think it was unprovoked and unnecessary. the opposite is true. it has been provoked for 15 months by hamas in gaza. israelis have finally drawn a

Johnny Isakson

5:05:01 to 5:05:22( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: line in the sand and they have moved in to try to protect the best interest of their citizens. for perspective, it's a little gaza -- gaza is a little bit like arlington and washington. you're not talking about a large land mass. you're talking about a tight area.

Johnny Isakson

5:05:23 to 5:05:25( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: what would happen? immediately we would react to

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