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Senate Proceeding on Jun 12th, 2008 :: 6:47:50 to 6:50:16
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John Warner

6:47:35 to 6:47:50( Edit History Discussion )

John Warner: by july 31. a week later, a week after july 31, joined by five other u.s. senators, i sent a letter to president bush expressing deep concern over the proposed security guarantees to the iraqi government

John Barrow

6:47:50 to 6:48:03( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: and the insistence of the administration that it could conclude both of these agreements without -- without congressional input or approval. since then, many members of congress on both sides

John Barrow

6:47:50 to 6:50:16( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Barrow

John Barrow

6:48:03 to 6:48:16( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: of the aisle, i might add, have expressed deep unease with the administration's approach. some of the questions we have raised, including at a senate foreign relations committee hearing in april, include the following.

John Barrow

6:48:16 to 6:48:27( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: here's a couple of pertinent questions we should be asking the administration should be answering. first, why the sudden insistence on a termination of the united nations security council mandate for the u.s. and

John Barrow

6:48:27 to 6:48:40( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: other coalition troops in iraq at the end of this year? why not simply extend the mandate for another year and allow the next president to negotiate a bi lateral accord with the iraqis -- a bilateral

John Barrow

6:48:40 to 6:48:54( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: accord with the iraqis instead of a lame-duck president? why would we accept a bilateral accord with the iraqi government that incorporates greater restrictions -- greater restrictions -- on u.s. troops,

John Barrow

6:48:54 to 6:49:04( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: including limitations on the authority to conduct combat operations and detain prisoners of war than the current u.n. mandate? why would we agree to that? i'm a strong opponent of an open-ended u.s. combat

John Barrow

6:49:04 to 6:49:14( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: presence in iraq, but so log as american -- but so long as american troops remain in iraq, they should retain the discretion to conduct necessary operations to ensure their safety and security. american

John Barrow

6:49:14 to 6:49:25( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: troops can never answer to a foreign government, especially one as dysfunctional as the iraqi government is now. why has the iraqi government committed to submitting these agreements to the approval

John Barrow

6:49:25 to 6:49:36( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: of the iraqi parliament, acknowledging that a national consensus in iraq must exist to support their implementation, yet the bush administration stubbornly insists that the u.s. congress -- the

John Barrow

6:49:36 to 6:50:16( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: u.s. congress -- can have no formal role in approval, even refusing to share a draft text with key members of the congress. and finally, why did it is the administration first characterize the strategic

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