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Senate Proceeding on Oct 1st, 2009 :: 5:18:05 to 5:19:40
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Carl Levin

5:18:02 to 5:18:22( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: restricted to interviews with general mcchrystal on "60 minutes." mr. president, i urge my colleagues to vote in favor of the amendment. the presiding officer: the mr. levin: mr. president, i very much oppose the amendment. secretary gates very much opposes it. the reason is given in a letter he sent to us as to how it is totally inappropriate at the

Carl Levin

5:18:05 to 5:19:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Carl Levin

Carl Levin

5:18:23 to 5:18:46( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: mile of a deliberative process to pit a com in the mmander in chief. we did not do this when president bush was general casey was the commander. apparently had very different views about the surge. three months went by while president bush whether or not to surge troops.

Carl Levin

5:18:47 to 5:19:07( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: we never put general casey at a hearing to tell us what he was advising president bush, why we heard that he might be advising a very different course of action. we never did that to president bush. we should extend the same courtesy to president obama during this deliberative process. there are good reasons why secretary gates opposes bringing

Carl Levin

5:19:08 to 5:19:30( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: his commander in front of a public hearing at this time. wehould show the same respect for the president of the united president bush was pre the presiding officer: the question is on the amendment. is

Carl Levin

5:19:31 to 5:19:40( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: yes. the -- is second? yes.

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