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Senate Proceeding on Apr 3rd, 2008 :: 4:43:35 to 4:49:22
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Harry Reid

4:43:10 to 4:43:35( Edit History Discussion )

Harry Reid: i would ask consenton that be the order of the senate. the presiding officer: is there objection? without objection, so ordered. mr. reid: i appreciate my friend for yielding. mr. kennedy: i thank

Edward Kennedy

4:43:35 to 4:43:56( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: the leader for his leadership making this all possible. mr. president, the war in iraq has deeply divided our country, but whatever our views about the war -- whatever our views about the war, we know

Edward Kennedy

4:43:35 to 4:49:22( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Edward Kennedy

Edward Kennedy

4:43:56 to 4:44:12( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: that our soldiers are serving globally under -- nobly under far too difficult circumstances. the war continues to impose an enormous human toll on our soldiers and family. our men and women in uniform

Edward Kennedy

4:44:12 to 4:44:29( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: served with great courage and honor for five years, last week during the recess of congress, we've reached a sad milestone, the loss of 4,000 service men and women in support of operation iraqi freedom.

Edward Kennedy

4:44:29 to 4:44:46( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: an additional 2340u service -- 30,000 service men and women have been wounded and we have lost nearly 500 service men and women in support of operation enduring freedom in afghanistan. this loss

Edward Kennedy

4:44:46 to 4:45:04( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: of life is deeply distressing and the impact of the wars in iraq and afghanistan continues to be devastating to families and communities around our nation. we honor their service and we pray that god's

Edward Kennedy

4:45:04 to 4:45:21( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: grace an mussy may -- mercy may ease the anguish of those they left behind. it fitting, therefore, that today we honor and remember the courageous men and women who gave their last great devotion

Edward Kennedy

4:45:21 to 4:45:35( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: in these wars from leksington, concorde and guessiesburg from vietnam to iraq and afghanistan today, these heroes are part of a long line of courageous patriots who stood their ground with uncommon valor

Edward Kennedy

4:45:35 to 4:45:49( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: and sacrificed for all of us.~ since the terrorist attack by al qaeda on september 11, millions of americans have proud proudly and voluntarily defended our country and our constitution by serving

Edward Kennedy

4:45:49 to 4:46:05( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: in our armed forces, our reserves, and our national guard. their devotion to duty is beyond question and their valor is prove en. they volunteered to serve and help us meet the immense challenge

Edward Kennedy

4:46:05 to 4:46:18( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: that we face. they knew the vast danger to life and live and were well aware that at any moment they might make the ultimate samifies samifies. and as of today, 4,496 have made that sacrifice in iraq

Edward Kennedy

4:46:18 to 4:46:36( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: and afghanistan. they were all patriots. they put themselves in harm's way to protect us all. and because of their dedication and sacrifice, we continue to en enjoy the freedoms we cherish in i

Edward Kennedy

4:46:36 to 4:46:47( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: our democracyr. each of these men and women has a poignant story to tell. just as poignant are the fond memories of their loved ones here at home. i know something of that feeling feeling. i was 12

Edward Kennedy

4:46:47 to 4:47:05( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: years old when my mother became a gold star mother mother. it still seems like only yesterday when that knock on our door came in 1944 and we learned that my oldest brother joe had been lost in world

Edward Kennedy

4:47:05 to 4:47:19( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: war ii. i know there's no easy way to mend these broken hearts, no way to lift the almost unbearable burden from the families and friends of those we lost. we mourn the loss of these heroes. we

Edward Kennedy

4:47:19 to 4:47:35( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: honor their sacrifice and extend our deepest condolences to their families. words cannot ease the grief of losing a loved one, but i hope that the families may find some comfort in the words of abraham

Edward Kennedy

4:47:35 to 4:47:56( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: lincoln in that famous letter he sent to a bereeve ed mother during the civil war. "dear madam," he wrote, "i feel so weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from

Edward Kennedy

4:47:56 to 4:48:10( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: the grief of a loss so overwhelming. but i cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the republic they died to save. i pray that our heavenly father may asage the

Edward Kennedy

4:48:10 to 4:48:23( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: aing wirve your be bereevement and leave you only the cherished member memory of the loved and the lost and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar

Edward Kennedy

4:48:23 to 4:48:40( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: of freedom." the consequences of the decision decisions that we make here in congress profoundly affect our military, their families, and the communities that they have left. we have an obligation to

Edward Kennedy

4:48:40 to 4:48:53( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: our soldiers to make sense ible decisions that will not place them needlessly in harm's way. it's fitting that we now pause to recognize, remember, and honor those who have lost their lives far from home

Edward Kennedy

4:48:53 to 4:49:08( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: for our grateful nation in iraq and afghanistan. the presiding officer: the the senator from illinois. mr. durbin: mr. president, i want to thank my colleague from massachusetts. i've been a senator for

Edward Kennedy

4:49:08 to 4:49:22( Edit History Discussion )

Edward Kennedy: a number of years and have visited iraq and afghanistan on three separate occasions, and i try my best to meet with as many of our soldiers as possible. but, of course, i focus on those from illinois.

Richard Durbin

4:49:22 to 4:49:39( Edit History Discussion )

Richard Durbin: i sit and eat lunch with them, talk about the cubs and the white sox and the bears and the bulls and the news back home. and the thing that haunts me -- and i want to thank the senator from massachusetts

Richard Durbin

4:49:22 to 4:58:28( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Richard Durbin

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