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Senate Proceeding on Feb 17th, 2007 :: 1:00:37 to 1:05:31
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Kay Hutchison

0:53:43 to 1:00:37( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Kay Hutchison

Kay Hutchison

1:00:15 to 1:00:37( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Hutchison: we would put forward, which is to say we will support all the troops today or tomorrow and we will win this war, for there is no substitute for victory if our children are going to live in freedom. thank

Dianne Feinstein

1:00:37 to 1:00:48( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: you, madam president. and i yield the floor. the presiding officer: the sergeant at arms will restore order. the sergeant at arms will restore order in the gallery. mrs. feinstein: madam president? the

Dianne Feinstein

1:00:37 to 1:05:31( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Dianne Feinstein

Dianne Feinstein

1:00:48 to 1:01:02( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: presiding officer: the senator from california. mrs. feinstein: thank you, madam president. yesterday the house of representatives clearly expressed its support for our troops and its disapproval

Dianne Feinstein

1:01:02 to 1:01:20( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: of the president's action. today it is the senate's turn.~ today i believe that by vote ing for cloture a majority of the senate will convey the same message. there may not be 60 votes, but i believe

Dianne Feinstein

1:01:20 to 1:01:41( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: there will be a majority majority. our forces have been in iraq for four years. $380 billion has been spent. more than 3,000 troops have been killed, nearly 24,000 wounded. my home state of california

Dianne Feinstein

1:01:41 to 1:01:57( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: has lost more than 300 brave yen men and women with thousands injured. iraq is in chaos. sunni fighting shia, shia fight fighting sunni, car bombs, i had i.e.d.'s, mortar attacks, death squads, sabotage

Dianne Feinstein

1:01:57 to 1:02:14( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: ed infrastructure infrastructure. every day we learn new attacks, new casualty ies, new bloodshed and no end in sight. i believe this surge is a mistake. four years ago united states armed forces went

Dianne Feinstein

1:02:14 to 1:02:29( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: to iraq to be liberators. today they are caught in a blood bloody cross fire of fighting. the question is, can the american military solve a civil war? i don't believe it can, and it was certainly

Dianne Feinstein

1:02:29 to 1:02:45( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: not the mission congress authorized in 2002. so the time has come for the senate to say so, just as the house has done. the time has come to declare that our time has come and gone in iraq. the time

Dianne Feinstein

1:02:45 to 1:03:04( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: has come to speak clearly, and the time has come to change course. the authorization for use of military force approved by the congress in october 2002 carries with it congressional approval of this war.

Dianne Feinstein

1:03:04 to 1:03:20( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: the way to change course is to change that authorization. therefore, today i introduce legislation that will put the expiration date of december 31, 2007, on the authorization for use of military force.

Dianne Feinstein

1:03:20 to 1:03:37( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: the president would be required to return to congress if he seeks to renew the resolution. the resolution recognizes that conditions have change ed since the 2002 authorization was aer proved. saddam

Dianne Feinstein

1:03:37 to 1:03:51( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: hussein is gone. an iraqi government has been established. it also recognizes the flaws. 2002 authorization. iraq in fact had no weapons of mass destruction. it was not closely allied with al qaeda. the

Dianne Feinstein

1:03:51 to 1:04:07( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: resolution does not call for a precipitous withdrawal. let me stress this. but it sets a time limit. the remaining 10 months of the year to stage an orderly re redeployment and to transition this mission.

Dianne Feinstein

1:04:07 to 1:04:20( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: that mission would be limited to training, equipping, and advising iraqi security and police forces, to force protection and security for united states armed forces and civilian personnel, support of

Dianne Feinstein

1:04:20 to 1:04:36( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: iraqi security forces for border security and production -- protection, to be carried out with the minimum forces required for that purpose, targeted counterterrorism operations against al qaeda and foreign

Dianne Feinstein

1:04:36 to 1:04:50( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: fighters within iraq, logistical support in connection with these activity ies. i believe this legislation is the next logical step following today. it is simple, it is concise. after the majority

Dianne Feinstein

1:04:50 to 1:05:02( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: vote today sends our disapproval to the president, it is time to consider the next step. i submit the resolution as a possible next step. i ask unanimous consent that the text of this resolution be

Dianne Feinstein

1:05:02 to 1:05:16( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: printed in the record immediate immediately following my remarks remarks. i thank the chair. i yield the floor. the presiding officer: without objection. mrs. feinstein: thank you. the presiding officer:

Dianne Feinstein

1:05:16 to 1:05:31( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: the senator from new york. mr. schumer: thank you, madam president. madam president, we have seen four years of obfuscation on iraq, from the white house and from previous leadership in this senate.

Charles Schumer

1:05:31 to 1:05:45( Edit History Discussion )

Charles Schumer: those days are over this after afternoon. every senator is going to have to step up to the plate and say where he or she stands. the other side has tried to design resolutions where they can duck,

Charles Schumer

1:05:31 to 1:10:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Charles Schumer

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