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Senate Proceeding on Sep 16th, 2009 :: 8:38:05 to 8:40:00
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Lindsey Graham

8:38:01 to 8:38:24( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: a senator: would the gentleman yield mr. lieberman: i would to my friend from south carolina, be glad to. mr. graham: as i understand the situation in the last couple of months, casualties among the american forces are at an all-time high since the invasion invasion. do you agree with that, senator? mr. lieberman: that, unfortunately, is the truth. mr. graham: and it's also my understanding that i.e.d. attacks by the ene have gone

Lindsey Graham

8:38:05 to 8:40:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lindsey Graham

Lindsey Graham

8:38:25 to 8:38:45( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: up about 1,000% and in reaction to that, secretary gates has sent 3,000 people over to deal with the i.e.d. problem. and from my understanding of the testim mullen said that the force structure we have in place between the combination of coalition forces and afghan forces are not enough to reverse

Lindsey Graham

8:38:46 to 8:39:06( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: the trends and to regain loss mentum. i thought it was pretty clear that he was telling us something has to change beyond traing the afghan army. and would you aee, senator, that the longer we put people -- leave people in that environment environment, where the momentum is on the enemy's side, we're doing a great disservice to the

Lindsey Graham

8:39:07 to 8:39:27( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: 68,000 people that are there? and if you're going to send troops, send them while it matters, send them in enough numbers to save lives and get the job over sooner rather than later. that is what i think all three of us are saying. mr. president, we appciate your commitment in afghanistan, sending troops to get the

Lindsey Graham

8:39:28 to 8:39:48( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: election conducted was a wise move, understanding that afghanistan is the central battle in the overall war on terror now is a deep understanding on the president's part. only thing we're saying, the three of us -- and i think others -- is that our military commanders have told us we've lost momentum and the only way to get it back in the short term

Lindsey Graham

8:39:49 to 8:40:00( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: is more combat power. and every day that we wait makes it much harder for those who are in theatre and they're dying at levels and being injured at levels we've not known before. and that's what drives our thinking.

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