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Senate Proceeding 05-03-11 on May 3rd, 2011 :: 1:05:25 to 1:09:35
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Mitch McConnell

1:05:24 to 1:05:44( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: quorum call: th republican leader. mr. mcconnell: i ask that the quorum call be dispensed with. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. mcconnell: mr. president, i think most americans are proud that the man who orchestrated the 9/11 attacks and then ref led in the horror of that day is dead.

Mitch McConnell

1:05:25 to 1:09:35( Edit History Discussion )
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Mitch McConnell

1:05:45 to 1:06:05( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: today we recognize the dedicated work of the many intelligence professionals, law enforcement officials, and the many men and women of our armed services who brought us to this day. the pursuit of osama bin laden spanned over a decade. following the attacks of september 11, the senate voted

Mitch McConnell

1:06:06 to 1:06:26( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: 98-0 to authorize the use of force against al qaeda, an authorization that is still in force today. at the time, president bush enjoyed the support of a nation united behind his decision to pursue al qaeda and to drive the taliban from power. we should be equally united here

Mitch McConnell

1:06:27 to 1:06:47( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: today in honoring those brave americans who were committed to preventing further attacks upon our homeland. while bin laden and his followers were building their terror networks, we were patiently and diligently building our intelligence capabilities. and following the successful raid on sunday, those who remain committed to al qaeda and

Mitch McConnell

1:06:48 to 1:07:10( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: associated terrorist groups should know that one day they, too, will share bin laden's fate. some might think that the success of this raid means the end of the war on terror. but as the president has said, the death of osama bin laden did not mean -- does not mean the death of al qaeda.

Mitch McConnell

1:07:11 to 1:07:31( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: and our intelligence community and armed services must keep up the pressure on al qaeda and associated terror networks. osama bin laden launched this war on the false assumption that america didn't have the stomach for the fight. on sunday night, he learned how wrong he was.

Mitch McConnell

1:07:32 to 1:07:53( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: and this week america showed the world that we meant it when we said we would not rest -- not rest -- until justice was done to those who carried out the 9/11 attacks. a generation of patriots has pursued al qaeda for more than a decade, driven by the idea that every day is september the

Mitch McConnell

1:07:54 to 1:08:14( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: 12th, 2001. that spirit must persist. so once again i want to commend the president on this decision to go through with this mission. above all, i want to thank the remarkable men and women who carried it out. not to be forgotten are the

Mitch McConnell

1:08:15 to 1:08:35( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: thousands of uniformed americans across afghanistan and across the globe defending america's interests as we consider this resolution today. the resolution reaffirms the senate's commitment to eliminating safe havens for terrorists in afghanistan and pakistan and i am reminded of the difficult work that remains.

Mitch McConnell

1:08:36 to 1:08:56( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: but today those who remember the horror of 9/11 take a certain satisfaction knowing that the last thing osama bin laden saw in this world was a small team of americans who shot him dead. the brave team that killed bin

Mitch McConnell

1:08:57 to 1:09:18( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: laden made their nation proud and they deserve the senate's recognition and its praise. mr. president, i yield the floor. a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the

Mitch McConnell

1:09:19 to 1:09:35( Edit History Discussion )

Mitch McConnell: senator from misso mr. blunt: i thank the presiding officer for recognizing me. i stand, as every member of the senate does today, in support of this resolution and version everything this resolution -- and everything this resolution standed for.

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