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Senate Proceeding 05-03-11 on May 3rd, 2011 :: 0:35:00 to 0:40:40
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Saxby Chambliss

0:34:58 to 0:35:18( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: want to thank him, senator chambliss, you, for all the cooperation that we have been able to effect together. you truly have been wonderful. it's been a great joy for me to work with you, and i only wish i could give you a glass of california wine to salute this very special day.

Saxby Chambliss

0:35:00 to 0:40:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Saxby Chambliss

Saxby Chambliss

0:35:19 to 0:35:39( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: thank you very much, mr. president. i yield the floor. mr the presiding officer: the senator from georgia. mr. chambliss: let me just say, california wine being a favorite of mine, i'm available anytime, madam chairwoman. thanks for those kind comments. mr. president, let me just say to my good friend from california what a pleasure it's been to work with her.

Saxby Chambliss

0:35:40 to 0:36:00( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: the intelligence committee has always been a very bipartisan committee, and nobody exhibits that more so than our current chairman, dianne feinstein. she -- she is tough when she needed to be tough, and she's fair at all times. she and i have a unique relationship with regard to the

Saxby Chambliss

0:36:01 to 0:36:21( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: other committees in the senate in that we jointly hire all of our staff. and she has been streedgesly cooperative to me -- extremely cooperative to me in the hiring process, and again she's just been a pleasure to work with. and i have to say that diane and

Saxby Chambliss

0:36:22 to 0:36:43( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: i have been on the committee foreseveral years. i am very proud of the work our committee has done and our relationship with the intelligence community, and one of the big reasons that we had the success that we had on sunday in the takedown of bin laden is because of the oversight that diane and others have carried out on the intelligence committee and

Saxby Chambliss

0:36:44 to 0:37:05( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: because of our relationship with the community. it is not a exadive relationship. we -- it is not a combative relationship. we had the head of the d.n.i. and others both formally and informall. those are the times that we find

Saxby Chambliss

0:37:06 to 0:37:26( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: out the needs of the intelligence community and had you not provided the right kind of leadership, they wouldn't have had all the tools necessary to carry out this very important and sophisticated mission. so thanks for your great work. thanks for your friendship, and i look forward to that glass of california wine. mr. president, i rise today in

Saxby Chambliss

0:37:27 to 0:37:47( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: support of this resolution with respect to the takedown of bin laden and also to praise the mism our intelligence and -- the men and women of our intelligence community with regard to the operation. we have been pursuing the world's most infamous terrorist for over a decade but it was the

Saxby Chambliss

0:37:48 to 0:38:08( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: hard work and tireless dedication of these men and women that led to this significant achievement. i am always proud of our military men and women but most especially today i am truly proud of their great work. as we approach the ten-year anniversary of september 11, i am thankful that the families

Saxby Chambliss

0:38:09 to 0:38:29( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: and loved ones of the victims of 9/11 as we will as all americans can have some closure. the leader of al qaeda and murderer of thousands of americans and allies can never again sponsor a terrorist attack. it is also important to point out that this operation was made possible by information provided

Saxby Chambliss

0:38:30 to 0:38:51( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: by enemy combatants that had been detained and interrogated by the united states. there has been a lot of debate in this country about our detention and interrogation policy but this is probably one of the clearest examples. extraordinary -- of the extraordinary value of the information we've been able to gather.

Saxby Chambliss

0:38:52 to 0:39:12( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: if we had not had access to this information, osama bin laden would likely still be operating undetected today. it is because of the information gained from these detainees, and analyzed over the years that led us to the compound. it is almost unimaginable that

Saxby Chambliss

0:39:13 to 0:39:35( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: he was loablghted not in a cave in pack stains noman'sland but in a city just outside of islamabad with a large pakistani and government military presence. this is an amazing achievement, one that will remembered for decades. but we must remember that al qaeda is a decentralized network that continues to threaten americans both at home

Saxby Chambliss

0:39:36 to 0:39:57( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: and abroad. a number of dangerous leaders associated with al qaeda including ayman al-zawahiri are still out there no doubt plotting their next attack as we speak. we also face a growing number of threats from other radical organizations and individuals including homegrown terrorists and extremists.

Saxby Chambliss

0:39:58 to 0:40:18( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: although bin laden's death is an enormous blow to al qaeda, we must make sure that we remain vigilant in all our efforts to defeat terrorism and never lose sight of our objectives, which is not the death of one man but the dismantling of our terrorist networks that seek to do us harm. in closing, i want to again

Saxby Chambliss

0:40:19 to 0:40:39( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: thank our intelligence professionals and military personnel for their service and dedication. i also want to remind everyone that while this is our greatest success to date in our efforts to combat al qaeda, we still have a lot of work to do and cannot rest until all of that work is done. mr

Saxby Chambliss

0:40:40 to 0:40:41( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: floor.

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