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Senate Proceeding on Sep 7th, 2006 :: 0:21:56 to 0:31:32
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Jim Bunning

0:16:26 to 0:21:56( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jim Bunning

Jim Bunning

0:21:39 to 0:21:56( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Bunning: and because of it are willing to kill innocent people to stop the spread of freedom. i urge my colleagues not to let them succeed this their efforts and to join me in maintaining a united front

Thad Cochran

0:21:56 to 0:22:17( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: against this terrorist nation or the terrorists across the world as we press ahead with important national security legislation in the coming weeks. while we may disagree about different policies

Thad Cochran

0:21:56 to 0:31:32( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Thad Cochran

Thad Cochran

0:22:17 to 0:22:39( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: in our war against these terrorists, we must not lose the sight of what is at stake for our country. we owe it to the future generations -- my 35 grandkids, 4 great grandkids, 9 children and their spouses.

Thad Cochran

0:22:39 to 0:22:53( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: we owe it to all americans, because the cost of failure is too great. i, for one, will not back down from the challenges and look forward to working with my colleagues on this matter. thank you, mr. president.

Thad Cochran

0:22:53 to 0:23:08( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: and i yield the floor. a senator: mr. president? madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from missouri -- mississippi, excuse me. mr. cochran: madam president, i'm pleased to join my

Thad Cochran

0:23:08 to 0:23:25( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: colleague from kentucky in commenting this morning during morning business on our efforts to protect against the continuing threats to our nation, specifically, protecting ourselves against the continuing

Thad Cochran

0:23:25 to 0:23:43( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: threat from terrorists. i'm pleased to see president bush in recent days presenting to the american people and the world what the facts are, what we have achieved in our efforts to defend our country

Thad Cochran

0:23:43 to 0:23:55( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: against the terrorist acts and to protect against those who would harm american citizens around the world. i'm pleased to see that we have the strong leadership of the president on this issue. and

Thad Cochran

0:23:55 to 0:24:07( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: those who are working with him in the administration to carry out his policies and the policies that we've identified here to support through votes in the senate and the house. secretary rumsfeld has

Thad Cochran

0:24:07 to 0:24:26( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: come under a lot of criticism recently. many people have been making speeches calling for his resignation. i think he's done a good job. i think he's been a solid performer to carry out the mission that

Thad Cochran

0:24:26 to 0:24:36( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: we have to perform to succeed in the war on terror. the congress has approved appropriations bills, authorizations for the work that's being done in this very difficult and challenging area. we now have

Thad Cochran

0:24:36 to 0:24:53( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: before us in the senate another appropriations bill, providing funds for the department of defense. we have a bill that's been approved by our appropriations committee funding the department of homeland

Thad Cochran

0:24:53 to 0:25:08( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: security. in both of these measures, we have outlined an aggressive effort that should be carried out by our government to protect our country. and the efforts that we have made and the administration

Thad Cochran

0:25:08 to 0:25:24( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: has made are working. they're doing a great job. recent events in england have shown us how difficult the challenge is for other countries and how sometimes preemptive and decisive action is needed in order

Thad Cochran

0:25:24 to 0:25:43( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: to protect the citizens of england and our country as well. and we applaud the close working relationship that we have with them. we benefit from their efforts, and we are grateful to them for the

Thad Cochran

0:25:43 to 0:25:55( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: courage and the skill they've shown in this war on terror. the congress should continue to support the administration, not to take advantage of opportunities for political bickering, partisan nit-picking,

Thad Cochran

0:25:55 to 0:26:09( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: whatever you might want to call it. i think we immediate to take a higher ground -- i think we need to take a higher ground in this debate and the discussion of what our options are for protecting

Thad Cochran

0:26:09 to 0:26:25( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: our country and our people. we don't need the constant drumbeat of partisan criticism against the president and the secretary of defense. i think we should consider instead the impressive success

Thad Cochran

0:26:25 to 0:26:40( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: of our soldiers, their courage, and the courage of their leaders and the skill of their leaders in mobilizing the resources of our country to guarantee success in the war on terror. just consider

Thad Cochran

0:26:40 to 0:26:59( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: what's going on in iraq right now, madam president. under the leadership of president bush and secretary of defense rumsfeld and general george casey, our outstanding commander who is responsible for the

Thad Cochran

0:26:59 to 0:27:14( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: multinational force that's in iraq today. we are successfully helping iraq organize, equip, and train their forces so they can take care of their own security interests. iraqi security forces are now in

Thad Cochran

0:27:14 to 0:27:30( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: the lead and responsible for almost 75% of the military obligations and challenges that are faced today in iraq. they are currently -- there are currently five iraqi divisions, 26 brigades and 88

Thad Cochran

0:27:30 to 0:27:44( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: bat tall kwropbs that are in the -- battalions that are in the lead in their areas of responsibility in iraq. more and more of the land area in iraq is now under the control of the iraqis' own security

Thad Cochran

0:27:44 to 0:28:03( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: forces, supported, of course, by coalition government troops who are there as well. general casey the other day at a news conference in baghdad explained that he can see u.s. troop reductions in iraq

Thad Cochran

0:28:03 to 0:28:22( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: over the next 12 to 18 months because iraqi security forces are progressing to a point where they can take on the security responsibilities of the country. we've seen a significant step being taken when the

Thad Cochran

0:28:22 to 0:28:35( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: iraqi ministry of defense announced it is assuming direct operational control over the country's armed forces. that announcement was made today. the iraqi joint head kwoeurts under the direction of the

Thad Cochran

0:28:35 to 0:28:49( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: ministry of defense will be fully responsible now for the iraqi air force, the iraqi naval force and the iraqi ground force's command. these are facts, madam president, which we ought to consider and

Thad Cochran

0:28:49 to 0:29:03( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: applaud. and our government and our department of defense and our soldiers deserve credit for the successes that they've achieved and the strong leadership that have been provided to them. the united

Thad Cochran

0:29:03 to 0:29:21( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: states and coalition forces have gradually turned over other security operations in afghanistan, for example, to nato forces. this has been a very impressive feat of leadership to bring together the

Thad Cochran

0:29:21 to 0:29:38( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: forces of nato originally responsible for european defense. and now enlarged to include areas of concern to other nato countries in what had been previously considered out-of-area interests. nato

Thad Cochran

0:29:38 to 0:29:54( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: forces have taken control of the international security assistant forces in the north, west, more recently in the south, and now are making progress in the east to achieve control and success in defending

Thad Cochran

0:29:54 to 0:30:15( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: the security of the afghanistan people. there are 37 nation-states involved in this he effort. we ought to applaud the president. we ought to applaud the secretary of defense for the successes they've

Thad Cochran

0:30:15 to 0:30:31( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: achieved in moving us to this point in our dealings with afghanistan. we have liberated afghanistan. the russians had experiences there. we recall their failures and the dangers that continued under the

Thad Cochran

0:30:31 to 0:30:46( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: taliban, the deprivation of rights, particularly of women and children. no schools were available. now we have moved into a new area -- freedom and hope -- because of the work that these 37 nations have

Thad Cochran

0:30:46 to 0:30:58( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: achieved under u.s. leadership and with the u.s. military very actively involved. so today i'm pleased to say to the administration and the secretary of defense and the president specifically, we're proud

Thad Cochran

0:30:58 to 0:31:10( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: of the work you're doing. we're going to continue to support you by providing the funding you need to carry out your missions and protect our country against terrorists and the other threats that

Thad Cochran

0:31:10 to 0:31:20( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: we have looming on the horizon. madam president, i yield the floor. the presiding officer: the senator from kansas. mr. brownback: how much time is remaining in morning business on our side? the presiding

Thad Cochran

0:31:20 to 0:31:32( Edit History Discussion )

Thad Cochran: officer: there is only 15 seconds remaining. mr. brownback: madam president, i would ask unanimous consent to speak for up to five minutes as if in morning business. i want to speak about the iranian

Sam Brownback

0:31:32 to 0:31:45( Edit History Discussion )

Sam Brownback: president, former iranian president that's going to be in washington speaking today. the presiding officer: is thereis there objection? without objection. mr. brownback: thank you, madam president. i

Sam Brownback

0:31:32 to 0:38:43( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sam Brownback

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