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Senate Proceeding on Sep 25th, 2007 :: 0:22:12 to 0:27:29
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Jon Kyl

0:11:42 to 0:22:12( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jon Kyl

Jon Kyl

0:22:02 to 0:22:12( Edit History Discussion )

Jon Kyl: like to add my voice to what senator kyl has just echoed echoed. there are two votes today, i hope sometime today, about whether or not we should pass a resolution designate ing the iran iranian

Lindsey Graham

0:22:12 to 0:22:26( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: revolutionary guard as a terrorist organization. i think that would be a pretty easy vote for most of us given the evidence that's out there about their involvement in international terrorism, particularly

Lindsey Graham

0:22:12 to 0:27:29( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lindsey Graham

Lindsey Graham

0:22:26 to 0:22:40( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: the quds force, which is sort of a subsidiary regarding our troop presence in iraq. the question i guess we need to ask ourselves is why would the iranian government, through the quds force and

Lindsey Graham

0:22:40 to 0:22:55( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: other organizations, be sponsoring militia groups who are trying to kill americans in ierng? iraq in there's a purpose for everything everything. i know why we're there. we're trying to establishize

Lindsey Graham

0:22:55 to 0:23:06( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: a country in the postsaddam hussein era that would allow the three groups to live tolerantly together, be a place to check iran and deny al qaeda safe haven and could be a model for future middle

Lindsey Graham

0:23:06 to 0:23:17( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: east expansion of the representative government of the democratic process. now, what would iran be up to? my belief is that the reason that the iranian regime is so hell-bent on making sure the iraqi

Lindsey Graham

0:23:17 to 0:23:27( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: experiment in tolerance fails in representative government from a theocracy point of view, from the iranian iranian's government point of view the biggest nightmare would be a representative iraq

Lindsey Graham

0:23:27 to 0:23:37( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: government on their border. so they're not going to give it to the iraqi people without a fight nor to us without a fight and we need to realize we're in a proxy war with iran over the outcome of iraq.

Lindsey Graham

0:23:37 to 0:23:48( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: and for those who have determined that this is a civil war only in iraq that the out outcome is about who runs iraq, i think you misunderstand the role iran is playing. iran is trying to shape

Lindsey Graham

0:23:48 to 0:23:59( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: iraq in away not to be a threat to the theocracy in iran. they're trying to shape iraq in a way that would be detrimental to our long-term national security interests. they're trying to be able to say to

Lindsey Graham

0:23:59 to 0:24:09( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: the world that they stood up to america and drove us out. they're trying to expand their influence by defeating us in iraq and they're trying to destabilize a r epresentative form of government which

Lindsey Graham

0:24:09 to 0:24:19( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: would again be a nightmare. so this resolution designate ing the iranian revolutionary guard as a terrorist organization is well founded based on the evidence that's being gathered against this

Lindsey Graham

0:24:19 to 0:24:32( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: organization. and there's more to come. i've had a chance to be over in iraq a couple of times now look looking some cases involving iranian involvement with the killing and kidnapping of american

Lindsey Graham

0:24:32 to 0:24:49( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: soldiers. so there's more evidence to come about iran's involvement in trying to kill americans and destabilize this representative government in iraq. now, the second resolution is what role should

Lindsey Graham

0:24:49 to 0:24:59( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: we play in dictate ing the outcome of this representative experiment in government in iraq? the biden resolution -- i have great respect for senator biden -- i just think is ill-advised for us in the senate

Lindsey Graham

0:24:59 to 0:25:11( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: to be passing a resolution basically dictate ing or trying to give our sense of what should happen in iraq because that destroys the whole underpinning of what we're trying to do. the idea that the

Lindsey Graham

0:25:11 to 0:25:23( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: three groups can live separate and apart from each other without regional consequences i think is unfound unfounded. the shias, who wish a theocracy for iraq could never achieve that goal without

Lindsey Graham

0:25:23 to 0:25:35( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: pushback from their sunni arab neighbors. the kurds who wish to have an independent kurdish state in the north are going to run into the teeth of turkey and the sheas who wish for the good old

Lindsey Graham

0:25:35 to 0:25:48( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: days of saddam while they run the country, well, that's never going to happen. the region is never going to allow that to happen. so at the end of the day i beeve the effort to reconcile iraq and central

Lindsey Graham

0:25:48 to 0:26:03( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: baghdad will be successful not-and-not by a sense of the senate resolution but by a desire and sense of the people of iraq. one thing i learned from my last visit is local reconciliation in iraq

Lindsey Graham

0:26:03 to 0:26:13( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: is police officer rate ing because people -- is proliferate proliferating because people are tired of the violence. efforts in diyala province where 21 people were killed, people are meeting to reconcile that

Lindsey Graham

0:26:13 to 0:26:25( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: province. so al qaeda is alive and well in iraq. they're greatly diminished, imut they show up where rec. -- but they show up where reconciliation is being discussed. the reason they show up is their

Lindsey Graham

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

Lindsey Graham: big nightmare to have iraq come together and have a woman have a say about her children and sunnis and shias and kurds live in peace and reject their extreme ist view of the koran. so the players in

Lindsey Graham

0:26:40 to 0:26:56( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: iraq, iran and al qaeda, are very much pushing back hard. the question for this country is will we stand up to them and push back equally hard and stand by the moderate forces in iraq, imperfect as they

Lindsey Graham

0:26:56 to 0:27:07( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: may be. so i hope one resolution passes designate ing the iriras a terrorist -- the criern iranian revolutionary guard as a terrorist organization, i hope the resolution from our point of view fails,

Lindsey Graham

0:27:07 to 0:27:16( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: and help the iraqi people work out their problems but insist they get on with that that. with that, i yield the floor. the presiding officer: the senator from new hampshire. a senator: i ask to proceed

Lindsey Graham

0:27:16 to 0:27:29( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: as if in morning business for five minutes. the presiding officer: the senator has that right. mr. gregg: i understand morning business on our side has been nextended to 10:35, is that correct? the presiding

Judd Gregg

0:27:29 to 0:27:44( Edit History Discussion )

Judd Gregg: officer: you have 8:45. mr. gregg: thank you. thank you, mr. president. mr. president, i rise as an alumni of columbia college to ask a queion which i suspect is on the mind of a lot of alumni of columbia

Judd Gregg

0:27:29 to 0:35:18( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Judd Gregg

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