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Senate Proceeding on Apr 9th, 2008 :: 0:33:35 to 0:39:10
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Lindsey Graham

0:33:21 to 0:33:35( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: the senator was talking about not just the political reconciliation but the economic reconstruction of the country. this funding, general petraeus himself, who clearly wants to get the troops funded, noted

Joseph Lieberman

0:33:35 to 0:33:48( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: the interretionship of the funding to help reconstruct the country as well as to support the troops troops. but we are very soon going to be in a situation, according to secretary gates, going to soon

Joseph Lieberman

0:33:35 to 0:39:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Joseph Lieberman

Joseph Lieberman

0:33:48 to 0:34:04( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: be in a position where the armed forces are going to have to allow money to be borrowed from their regular operational accounts to fund the operations in iraq and afghanistan. and he said the results

Joseph Lieberman

0:34:04 to 0:34:19( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: of that would be a slowdown in training and equipping iraqi forces, the halting of military operations and pay of defense personnel, and the ability to -- well, losing the ability to replace lost and

Joseph Lieberman

0:34:19 to 0:34:28( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: damaged equipment by on ongoing operations, and finally that some operations would simply not be started because they won't know in advance that the funding funding there to complete the operations,

Joseph Lieberman

0:34:28 to 0:34:43( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: something that i'm sure no operational commander in the field would want to live with. so my understanding of his testimony was that he very strong lirnlged the congress to quickly pass the supplemental

Joseph Lieberman

0:34:43 to 0:34:53( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: appropriation bill so that the troops in the field can be fund funded to do the mission that, after all, we've sent them to dovment. mr. graham: i seymour see our colleague, senator lieberman is on the

Joseph Lieberman

0:34:53 to 0:35:05( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: floor. if i may, i'd like to direct a question his question. one of the themes of the testimony from general petraeus that after the surge has progressed to this stage, the biggest threat to iraqi

Joseph Lieberman

0:35:05 to 0:35:17( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: stability is no longer al qaeda or sectarian violence but special groups trained by the iranian government sent back into iraq to destablize this effort at moderation. if i may, could you, senator

Joseph Lieberman

0:35:17 to 0:35:32( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: lieberman, tell us your take on iran's involvement and where you think we need to go as a nation? mr. lieberman: mr. president, i thank you. i thank my friend from south south carolina and also

Joseph Lieberman

0:35:32 to 0:35:51( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: my friend from arizona. this is a very important question, and it was, i thought, a very compelling part of the testimony offered both by general petraeus and ambassador crocker yesterday. and if

Joseph Lieberman

0:35:51 to 0:36:06( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: i may approach this by going back to the dialogue -- the colloquy between my two friends friends earlier, i think you put your finger on a very important point. let me go even a little further back.

Joseph Lieberman

0:36:06 to 0:36:22( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: after 9/11 "01, after we were attacked, i think one of the in insights that we had was that there is a violent civil war, both violent andnd theological, and political, going on within the muslim world

Joseph Lieberman

0:36:22 to 0:36:37( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: between a small group of fanatic, violent jihadists and the rest of the muslim world which like the rest of us want to live better, freer freer, more opportunity-filled lives for themselves and even

Joseph Lieberman

0:36:37 to 0:36:51( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: better thor their children. so wents went into iraq to overthrew saddam hussein. we're now there to essentially help the iraqis. and remember iraq is not just another country. it is one of the

Joseph Lieberman

0:36:51 to 0:37:01( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: historic centers of the arab world. to help this great country and its leaders and people take hold of their own destiny, and in doing so reject the extreme ists, the jihadists, the suicide bombers,

Joseph Lieberman

0:37:01 to 0:37:14( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: and create for the muslim world a different path to the future than the extreme ism and sue idea al death and hatred and primitive ism that al qaeda, the current leadership of iran, and others of that

Joseph Lieberman

0:37:14 to 0:37:28( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: sort present to them. and part of what the testimony yesterday i think from ambassador crocker and general petraeus said is that, thanks to the backing of the united states through the surge, the

Joseph Lieberman

0:37:28 to 0:37:38( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: iraqis really are taking control of their destiny. as you pointed out, the moderate moderates are winning. they've got al qaeda on the run, out of anbar province. they're -- the businesses are re

Joseph Lieberman

0:37:38 to 0:37:54( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: reopening, the children are going back to school, they have hopes of a better future. one of our colleagues on the armed services committee said to general petraeus, what's going on here? i thought

Joseph Lieberman

0:37:54 to 0:38:08( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: we were in iraq to fight al qaeda. now you're telling me we pretty much have beaten al qaeda. we have them on the run, and now you're telling us we're there to fight iran. well, that question missed

Joseph Lieberman

0:38:08 to 0:38:23( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: the point. the point that you've made in your colloquy. the point is, we're there for an affirmative reason. we're there to help the iraqis establish a self-governing, self-defending, moderate country

Joseph Lieberman

0:38:23 to 0:38:33( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: country, antiterrorist country. we do have al qaeda on the run. but, as two witnesses made clear yesterday, iran is not on the run. in fact, iran is an expansionist fanatic power. not only working

Joseph Lieberman

0:38:33 to 0:38:50( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: through these special groups in iraq but through hezbollah in lebanon, through had a malls in the palestinian -- through mamas hamas in the palestinian areas. very strong statements yesterday yesterday.

Joseph Lieberman

0:38:50 to 0:39:01( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: ambassador crocker: "iraq continues to undermine the efforts of the iraqi government to establish a stable, secure state." this takes me -- and then i'll yield back to my colleagues -- to what

Joseph Lieberman

0:39:01 to 0:39:10( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: seem to be the frustration of some 6 of our colleagues on the committee yesterday. they were trying to get general petraeus and ambassador crocker to tell us again -- we're going to get all of our troops

Lindsey Graham

0:39:10 to 0:39:20( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: out or most of our troops out by "x" date. . well, fortunate, fortunately, petraeus and crocker are not accountable to political calculus. they've been given the responsibility for this mission. they have

Lindsey Graham

0:39:10 to 0:41:57( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lindsey Graham

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