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Senate Proceeding on Sep 11th, 2009 :: 2:42:10 to 2:45:30
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Jim DeMint

2:41:55 to 2:42:16( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: quorum call: delaware mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from south carolina. mr. demint: thawrpt. thank you, mr. president. the senate is in a quorum mr. demint: thank you. i ask unanimous consent the call of the quorum be suspended. i ask unanimous consent the call of the quorum be suspended. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mr. demint: thank you for serving in the chair.

Jim DeMint

2:42:10 to 2:45:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jim DeMint

Jim DeMint

2:42:17 to 2:42:38( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: today marks the 8th anniversary of america's war on terror. today we -- the day we began to fight back but 9/11 was not the day the war began. radical islamic terrorists were at war with the united states long before that harrowing morning eight years ago.

Jim DeMint

2:42:39 to 2:42:59( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: that's crucial to remember now. as the terror and tragedy of that day recedes into the p this war did not begin with the 9/11 attacks. or when we sent troops to afghanistan. and it will not end when we defeat terrorists on any battlefield.

Jim DeMint

2:43:00 to 2:43:22( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: our goal cannot be merely to end one war but to win the war on terror. we w appease the grievances of our enemies. they do not hate our policies. they hate us. our freedoms. and our way of life. the 3,000

Jim DeMint

2:43:23 to 2:43:43( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: the consequence of a broad bipartisan failure of american leadership to understand that hate. the now will be far worse. our enemies' strategy is based on what they see as our short memory. as the terrifying images of 9/11

Jim DeMint

2:43:44 to 2:44:04( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: fade our enemies believe we will lose our nerve and retreat back into the false sense of security they exploited with those four jet liners on 9/11. we cannot let that happen. if we lose surrender our vigilance the next

Jim DeMint

2:44:05 to 2:44:26( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: attack might not be in airplanes but something far more devastating and lethal. their plan depends on us forgetting. so our challenge is to never forget. we have treasure. thousands of families have lost what can never be replaced.

Jim DeMint

2:44:27 to 2:44:49( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: from the machine of flight 93 to the mountains of afghanistan to the sands of iraq, heroes have fallen. today we mourn their loss, honor their memory, and recommit to finish the work they began. not just in foreign theaters of war but here at home. the challenge of 9/11 is not

Jim DeMint

2:44:50 to 2:45:08( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: just to win a war but to prevent the next one. we will do that by rembering that our enemies are still hating and still planning. we must never forget. thank you, mr. president.

Jim DeMint

2:45:18 to 2:45:31( Edit History Discussion )

Jim DeMint: and mr. president, i note the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll.

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