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Senate Proceeding on Jul 10th, 2008 :: 2:04:41 to 2:09:48
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John Warner

1:59:34 to 2:04:41( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Warner

John Warner

2:04:28 to 2:04:41( Edit History Discussion )

John Warner: services committee. the presiding officer: the senator from georgia. mr. chambliss: thank you, mr. president, and senator warner, chairman levin, thanks for getting these noms up in short order. and i rise,

Saxby Chambliss

2:04:41 to 2:04:53( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: mr. president, to speak in favor of the nominations of general david petraeus to be commander, united states central command, and lieutenant general raymond odierno to be commander, multinational forces iraq.

Saxby Chambliss

2:04:41 to 2:09:48( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Saxby Chambliss

Saxby Chambliss

2:04:53 to 2:05:04( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: mr. president, over the past few years, under the leadership of these two men, we have seen vast improvements in the conditions on the ground in iraq. quality and number of the iraqi security

Saxby Chambliss

2:05:04 to 2:05:18( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: forces and increasing ownership of the political process and issues facing their country by the iraqi government and the iraqi people. these accomplishments are due to the efforts of our young men and

Saxby Chambliss

2:05:18 to 2:05:30( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: women in uniform who have sacrificed to defend our values and build democracy in iraq. general petraeus and general odierno have led these men and and they have done so ably, wisely, and with integrity

Saxby Chambliss

2:05:30 to 2:05:42( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: and professionalism. they are without question the right men for the jobs for which they have been nominated 6789 our young soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines in iraq and afghanistan have had the

Saxby Chambliss

2:05:42 to 2:05:55( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: opportunity to be led by some of the greatest military leadership we have witnessed in our era. general petraeus and general odierno embody our military values and leadership principles in their tradition

Saxby Chambliss

2:05:55 to 2:06:10( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: of great military leaders who have come before them. these two combat veterans who between them have served our nation in uniform for over 60 years have demonstrated that they have the skills and commitment

Saxby Chambliss

2:06:10 to 2:06:21( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: to carry out and complete our mison in iraq and safeguard our 150,000 service members in iraq. with the right leadership, which these two generals will provide, iraq will continue to benefit from the

Saxby Chambliss

2:06:21 to 2:06:33( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: implementation of our current military and security strategy. i feel honored to have witnessed the efforts of these two soldiers and am certain that their leadership will continue to successlly

Saxby Chambliss

2:06:33 to 2:06:46( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: guide our efforts in iraq. i've had the opportunity on the numerous trips that i've made to iraq to vit one-on-one with both general petraeus and general odierno. i often refer to david petraeus as

Saxby Chambliss

2:06:46 to 2:06:59( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: being the best soldier that the united states army has today today. general odierno is right there with him. and they have just the greatest men and women serving underneath them. and without their

Saxby Chambliss

2:06:59 to 2:07:17( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: great leadership, certainly we would not have been able to accomplish what we have seen accomplished in iraq over the past year and a half. i want to say that the first time i saw david petraeus in

Saxby Chambliss

2:07:17 to 2:07:31( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: action in iraq was while he was training iraqi security forces. what a great job he was doing in correlating the -- the efforts of the iraqi military on the ground with the security forces. he

Saxby Chambliss

2:07:31 to 2:07:46( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: had a way of directing the iraqi military commanders in a way that was extremely unusual, very positive, and very professional. and today, what we are seeing as a result of the efforts of david petraeus

Saxby Chambliss

2:07:46 to 2:08:01( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: is an iraqi military that is growing stronger and stronger, more and more confident and i think in the short term are going to be in a much better position than certainly they are even today of

Saxby Chambliss

2:08:01 to 2:08:11( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: protecting the citizens of iraq from external sources as well as helping the security forces provide the domestic security for iraqi citizens. general odierno has made great sacrifices, being away

Saxby Chambliss

2:08:11 to 2:08:27( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: from his family for so long. he just returned from iraq and now we're asking him -- he and has graciously committed once again for the benefit of service to our country -- to return to iraq to be

Saxby Chambliss

2:08:27 to 2:08:40( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: in the position of commander on the ground. he's truly a great individual and certainly his record in the military speaks for itself. and both of these men deserve our utmost respect and certainly a strong

Saxby Chambliss

2:08:40 to 2:08:54( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: vote in this body confirming their positions. in closing, let me just say that a commitment to the military is a family commitment, and both general petraeus and general odierno have made great sacrifices

Saxby Chambliss

2:08:54 to 2:09:06( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: by being away from their families for extended periods of time, not just while they've been serving our country in iraq and afghanian, but certainly previous to that time also. but i do know that they

Saxby Chambliss

2:09:06 to 2:09:18( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: have been away from home for an extended period of time, and without the great support of their families, they would not have been as successful as they have been. so i salute their families as well

Saxby Chambliss

2:09:18 to 2:09:29( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: as saluting these two men. and, mr. president, i would urge this body to give a strong and resounding vote in favor of these two men for the positions for which they have respectively been nominated.

Saxby Chambliss

2:09:29 to 2:09:39( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: and i would yield the floor. a senator: mr. president? mr. warner: mr. president, i wish to thank our distinguished colleague from georgia. he is a strong voice on the senate armed services committee

Saxby Chambliss

2:09:39 to 2:09:48( Edit History Discussion )

Saxby Chambliss: and his views with regard to the qualifications of these two officers with whom he's worked over these many years is of great value to the senate. mr. president, i see the presence on the floor of our

John Warner

2:09:48 to 2:10:07( Edit History Discussion )

John Warner: distinguished colleague, another member of the committee, senator sessions. i yield the floor. the presiding officer: the senator from alabama. mr. sessions: thank you, mr. president. i thank senator

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