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Senate Proceeding on Oct 1st, 2009 :: 4:34:10 to 4:35:20
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Carl Levin

4:34:06 to 4:34:26( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: 2593, offer by the senator from michigan, mr. levin. mr. levin: two minutes equally divided? the presiding officer: the senator from michigan is recognized. mr. levin: mr. president, the are two amendments that we'll be voting on next to each other, side-by-side relating to the appearance of not just general mcchrystal but if my

Carl Levin

4:34:10 to 4:35:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Carl Levin

Carl Levin

4:34:27 to 4:34:47( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: is passed, also the secretary of defense, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, the commander in centcom and general mcchrystal both. the -- that was the approach that we usedhen president bush for three months consideration an ira nobody tried to have a hearing

Carl Levin

4:34:48 to 4:35:08( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: at that time to bring commander while the president was deliberating to give us the commander's views that he was chairing with his commander in chief. and of course is, tha commander, general casey, had views which ran very contrary to his commander in chief. but we should follow that same pattern here.

Carl Levin

4:35:09 to 4:35:20( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: we should allow this deliberative process to take place. we should not try to intrude upon it or to put the -- the commander in the field in a position where he is testifying

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