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Senate Proceeding on Mar 15th, 2007 :: 0:48:13 to 0:58:29
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Barbara Mikulski

0:35:14 to 0:48:13( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Barbara Mikulski

Barbara Mikulski

0:47:36 to 0:48:13( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Mikulski: be here today. i wish they had micromanaged it between october 2001 and 2003. they said that there were weapons of mass destruction in iraq. maybe if they had micromanaged the intelligence system,

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

0:48:13 to 0:48:44( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: we wouldn't have even gone to iraq in the first place. number two, they said we're ready to go. if rumsfeld had micromanaged the united states military, maybe we would have had enough troops. maybe if

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

0:48:13 to 0:58:29( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Robert P. Casey, Jr.

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

0:48:44 to 0:49:16( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: they had micromanaged the war, they would have had enough body armor. maybe if they had micromanaged the system, we wouldn't have the scandal at walter reed. maybe if they micromanaged, we wouldn't

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

0:49:16 to 0:49:46( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: have this horrific backlog at v.a. they are the ones that should have been micromanaging the war. and if they can't do it, they need to get out of the way and let us pass our resolution. the distinguished

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

0:49:46 to 0:50:23( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: whip from the other party said he wants us to finish by sundown. well, we would like to sunset the war. that's what we would like to do. it is time for our troops to come home. and it's time for

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

0:50:23 to 0:50:54( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: us to bring them home swiftly. but we have a moral obligation and a constitutional obligation to bring them home safely. this is why i support the reid resolution. this resolution states clearly that

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

0:50:54 to 0:51:21( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: the congress and the american people support our troops. yet, at the same time we're saying bring the troops home by march 31, 2008. unlike the reckless incompetency that got us in the war, we're following

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

0:51:21 to 0:51:46( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: the guidelines of the iraq study commission. wise heads who pondered what were some of the best ways to be a new way to go forward. so the reid resolution sets a framework and a time about what needs

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

0:51:46 to 0:52:19( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: to be done, but yet assures our troops that we honor their service and we're going to protect them at the battlefield. we're going to make sure they have the resources to do the job, and when they

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

0:52:19 to 0:52:59( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: come back home we want to be sure that they have health care and that they have jobs and that they have job training. i know the distinguished presiding officer has been a leader in making sure

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

0:53:04 to 0:53:29( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: that when our troops come home that they have job training. now i'm not new to this position on the war. i never wanted to go to war in the first place. not because i'm a pacifist. and i respect

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

0:53:29 to 0:53:56( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: those that are. but i read that national intelligence report. i'm on the intelligence committee. i really had very grave suspicions about the level of weapons of mass destruction saddam had. but i

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

0:53:56 to 0:54:27( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: also believed it was the u.n.'s job to go there and to do the work that the u.n. was supposed to do. i opposed giving the president unilateral authority to engage in a preemptive attack, because he

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

0:54:27 to 0:55:01( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: said we were in imminent danger. i wish he had micromanaged that a bit. maybe we wouldn't have had to go. i said the u.s. had to exhaust our diplomatic options and i encourage the administration

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

0:55:01 to 0:55:40( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: please, at that time, stick with the u.n. so that the u.n. could meet its responsibility to deal with the saddam threat. i said we shouldn't go on our own and we should work with the u.n. and the

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

0:55:40 to 0:56:08( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: international committee -- community. the day of the vote when i spoke, i said i didn't know what lied ahead. i didn't know if our troops would be greeted with flowers or with land mines. well, now

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

0:56:08 to 0:56:46( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: you go to walter reed, you go to naval bethesda. you talk to the iraq-coming-home. we know what we got. when we got there there were no weapons of mass destruction, but destruction sure happened. we

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

0:56:46 to 0:57:17( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: can't ask more of our troops. after four years of fighting, are we better off in iraq? well, the united states went to war with iraq. now we're at war within iraq. saddam is gone, we're still

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

0:57:17 to 0:57:51( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: there, and now we're in a civil war. and it's time for us to come home. and it's time for us to come home following the iraq study group. we need a new way forward in iraq. the iraq study group gave

Robert P. Casey, Jr.

0:57:51 to 0:58:29( Edit History Discussion )

Robert P. Casey, Jr.: us 79 recommendations. surely we could agree on 50. if the administration wasn't being so isolated and so rigid, they would know that it is time to engage in the international community, that it is always

Mark Pryor

0:58:29 to 0:59:00( Edit History Discussion )

Mark Pryor: better to send in the diplomats before you send in the troops. well, let's send in the diplomats so that we can bring our troops back home. the iraq study group calls for enhanced diplomatic and political

Mark Pryor

0:58:29 to 1:09:29( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Mark Pryor

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