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Senate Proceeding on Mar 10th, 2011 :: 4:45:15 to 4:48:24
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Joseph Lieberman

4:45:15 to 4:45:36( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: belarus, who are struggling to secure their fundamental freedoms. it tells the dissidents there that we have not and will not forget them or their cause. that we remember their names, in fact, and we'll stand in solidarity with them until they achieve their goal, which is a free and democratic belarus.

Joseph Lieberman

4:45:15 to 4:48:24( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Joseph Lieberman

Joseph Lieberman

4:45:37 to 4:45:59( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: last month senator mccain and i and others traveled vilnius, lithuania, where we met with students and opposition leaders. i can tell you it was an extremely powerful experience for all of us. we heard directly from them about the real estate ppression take -- the repression taking place in their home country.

Joseph Lieberman

4:46:00 to 4:46:20( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: the substance of the resolution, senator durbin has written and submitted with cosponsorship by several you reflects what the bell rue sans with met with told us as we will as what we heard from other dissidents from that country here in washington. the resolution specifically

Joseph Lieberman

4:46:21 to 4:46:41( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: calls for the immediate and unconditional release of all political prisoners in belarus. it also urges a tightening of the sanctions against lukashenka, and we are urging the obama administration to offer the strongest possible material and technical support

Joseph Lieberman

4:46:42 to 4:47:02( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: for belarus and civil society, and that includes of course the political opposition. this resolution is broadly bipartisan in its sponsorship and reflects what i think is a wide consensus here in the senate about the situation in belarus today. i know that there are some who may lookality the resolution and

Joseph Lieberman

4:47:03 to 4:47:24( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: says it's merely symbolic -- look at the resolution and says it's merely symbolic, who say there'sing in we can do to help the people who are living such repressed and unfree lives in belarus and that we should simply accept the reality of the lukashenka dictatorship after all these years. but, if the historic events in

Joseph Lieberman

4:47:25 to 4:47:46( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: tunisia and egypt have taught us anything, it is that the united states does best when we stand in our foreign policy with our values and with the people who share them. and that what happen to be even the most impregnable regimes can fall with remarkable speed. obviously i cannot say exactly when belarus will be free, but i have no doubt that someday it

Joseph Lieberman

4:47:47 to 4:48:08( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: will be free. i'm confident that the future of belarus belongs not to lukashenka and his cronies but to the people of that great country, to the dissidents who are in jail, to the students we met in vilnius last month, to the civil society activists who

Joseph Lieberman

4:48:09 to 4:48:25( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: are being harassed by the k.g.b. as we speak, it belongs to the people in belarus who want a future of democracy and economic opportunity, not soviet-style repression. this resolution put together, i say, with thanks by senator durbin, the senate, on the side

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