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Senate Proceeding on Sep 16th, 2009 :: 8:36:45 to 8:38:00
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Joseph Lieberman

8:36:45 to 8:37:05( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: but then comes the -- and, dins incidentally, president obama himself said this in a statement he made awhile ago. he said, we cannot mulgd through mulgd through in afghanistan. it requires a decisive effort to aachieve victory. we learned that in iraq. counterinsurgencies, such that we're involved in afghanistan,

Joseph Lieberman

8:36:45 to 8:38:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Joseph Lieberman

Joseph Lieberman

8:37:06 to 8:37:26( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: is manpower intensive. and so that's the question the administration ask we here in congress if you agree that it's in the vital national security interest of the united states to succeed in afghanistan, then you've got to decide how we can best do that. and to me, the answer is clear: we need more troops there, american troops, while the afghans are being trained to

Joseph Lieberman

8:37:27 to 8:37:49( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: take over themselves and they can't just be as admiral mullen made clear yesterday. they need to be combat troops, and they need to be combat troops because without t security that the american combat troops will singularly and uniquely provide in the short term, there can't even be training of the afghans.

Joseph Lieberman

8:37:50 to 8:38:00( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: there certainly can't be governance as we know it and there can't be a prospect for economic development. so we need make this decision soon. weather has an affect.

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