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Senate Proceeding 10-06-09 on Oct 6th, 2009 :: 4:43:25 to 4:46:15
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Joseph Lieberman

4:43:17 to 4:43:37( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: vote: the presiding officer: are there any senators in the chamber wishing to vote or change their vote? if not, the ayes are 43, the nays are 5. the amendment fails. mr. cochran: move to reconsider the vote. objection. we now?jroceed -- proceed to two minutes equally divided on the

Joseph Lieberman

4:43:25 to 4:46:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Joseph Lieberman

Joseph Lieberman

4:43:38 to 4:43:59( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: lieberman amendment 2516 as modified. mr. lieberman: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from connecticut. mr. lieberman: mr. president, i thank the on behalf of my senator sessions, i want to speak very briefly on the amendment and then say that we are -- the presiding officer: there will be order in the senate, please. mr. lieberman: thank the

Joseph Lieberman

4:44:00 to 4:44:20( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: chaimplet then we're going to withdraw our request for a roll call and i'm very pleased that the chairman and the ranking member have agreed to a -- to accept the amendment on a voice vote. now, to put this as simplistically and can, administration has decided to

Joseph Lieberman

4:44:21 to 4:44:41( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: terminate the ground-based midcourse ballistic missile defense system that was to poland and the czech republic and substitute for it a so-called sm-3 system, an alternative system to provide defense from missiles that are of short- and medium presumably fired from iran, to

Joseph Lieberman

4:44:42 to 4:45:05( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: protect our allies in europe and the middle east. senator sessions concerned that in doing so, we have put ourselves in a position where we do guarantee of an adequate defense thor that day and the next deck for that day and the next decade when iran will have completed

Joseph Lieberman

4:45:06 to 4:45:27( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: its development of a long-range missile, an icbm fire at the -- the presiding officer: the senators's one minute has expired. mr. lieberman: i'd ask unanimous consent --, you know, mr. president, you were too ha mr. president, i'd ask for an additional 30 second. the presiding officer: is there objection? without objection. mr. lieberman: i thank the chair.

Joseph Lieberman

4:45:28 to 4:45:48( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: ttom line, we have developed a ground-based interceptor that was to go in poland. we have it. it's ready to be tested. the alternative that the administration is proposing to give the united states of america, our homeland, protection from a missile fired from iran is basically on paper. if it's fully developed, it will --

Joseph Lieberman

4:45:49 to 4:46:10( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: if it's fully developed, it will give us protection. but senator senators and i offer this amendment to make sure we set money aside so that we continue to test the ground-based interceptor as a hedge against the failure of this alternative system to be ready to protect of the united states of america. and that is why we offer this

Joseph Lieberman

4:46:11 to 4:46:16( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Lieberman: amendment, why i thank the leadership of the committee for being willing to accept it and

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