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Senate Proceeding 07-13-09 on Jul 13th, 2009 :: 5:56:00 to 5:57:30
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Johnny Isakson

5:55:53 to 5:56:13( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: everything the senator said. he made an articulate, detailed case for the f-22 in opposition to the amendment, and i commend him on it. and i want to just add three thoughts, three good reasons for the f-22 and not to adopt the amendment. number one, when the united states air force wrote the r.f.p. for the weapons system of

Johnny Isakson

5:56:00 to 5:57:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Johnny Isakson

Johnny Isakson

5:56:14 to 5:56:36( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: the 21st century to repla three existing aging aircraft, the f-22 met and exceeded in every single point of the r.f.p., number one. number two, for those that say the cost is some $2,000 an hour more for maintenance? you know, you have to quantify that. look what you're buying. you're buying stealth technology

Johnny Isakson

5:56:37 to 5:56:57( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: that exists nobody in the world, nowhere in the world. the ability to deliver munitions been seen. most recently in alaska, the destroyed 144 aircraft before it lost its first. and lastly and most importantly, while it may not be the plane exactly for afghanistan and iraq

Johnny Isakson

5:56:58 to 5:57:18( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: today, what about north korea? what about iran? what about what happened to us in the balkans in the late 1990's when president clinton deployed the -- our air strength to put together what was a terrible situation? we must be prepared for whatever will come in the 21st century. and if there's anything we've learned in the 21st century, you cannot underestimate what

Johnny Isakson

5:57:19 to 5:57:31( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: may come. so i want to commend the senator from connecticut on his articulate statement and affirm everything that he said in support of not adopting the amendment and continuing to purchase the f-22 beyond the 187

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