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Senate Proceeding on Apr 8th, 2008 :: 1:58:58 to 2:01:50
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four minutes, to be followed by the senator from california. ms. mikulski: reserving the right to object. the presiding officer: is there objection? is there objection? mr. dodd: reserving the

Lamar Alexander

1:58:58 to 1:59:09( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: right to object, mr. president. may i inquire where we are at this point? i thought we were in a quorum call. ms. mikulski: everybody's trying to extend morning business. the presiding officer: the senator

Lamar Alexander

1:58:58 to 2:01:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lamar Alexander

Lamar Alexander

1:59:09 to 1:59:17( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: from connecticut, the senator from tennessee has asked for unanimous consent to speak up to four minutes as if in morning business. mr. dodd: i don't have any objection to that. no objection. the presiding

Lamar Alexander

1:59:17 to 1:59:33( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: officer: without objection, so ordered. mr. alexander: thank you, mr. president. today general petraeus comes to the united states senate. i suggest that we listen to the general when he reported

Lamar Alexander

1:59:33 to 1:59:52( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: to the senate last september, some senators were unwilling to listen.~ one even said that she -- to believe the reports from iraq required a willing suspension of disbelief. let us remember what has happened

Lamar Alexander

1:59:52 to 2:00:10( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: since then. i can remember last august visiting with general petraeus in baghdad. i handed him a paper that said, "it is time for a new strategy in iraq." i urged president bush and the senate to adopt

Lamar Alexander

2:00:10 to 2:00:25( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: the study group recommendations. in my mind what general petraeus has adopted the study group's recommendations. it is time to go from combat to support province by province. we're acknowledging

Lamar Alexander

2:00:25 to 2:00:39( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: that there is a long-term presence for the united states in iraq, a general patraeus said, steadily diminishing. it is important to step up diplomatic and political efforts. as general petraeus and

Lamar Alexander

2:00:39 to 2:00:54( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: ambassador crocker speak today, the questions that we should ask, are what progress are we making down this new path to bring this war to a successful conclusion and, second, now that there is widespread

Lamar Alexander

2:00:54 to 2:01:09( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: agreement, there has been success since last summer with an american-led military surge, what are the prospects for an iraqi-led political and diplomatic surge? letting the iraqis invite their neighbors

Lamar Alexander

2:01:09 to 2:01:21( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: to embassies in baghdad, reconciling their differences among themselves and paying for more of their own bills. so instead of suspending our disbelief, let us listen to the general and to ambassador crocker,

Lamar Alexander

2:01:21 to 2:01:50( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar Alexander: acknowledging the progress they're making and make it easier for thome make more -- them to make more progress on the diplomatic and political front. mr. president, i thank the maggers of the bill

2:01:50 to 2:02:01( Edit History Discussion )

for -- managers of the bill for their courtesy and i yield the floor. i note the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: mr. dodd: mr. president? the presiding

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